So is this the
everyone talks about?
Show me how's the weather there /int/.
Not too bad.
-6ºC, slight cold breeze, with some snowfall on/off. Tomorrow it'll be about -9, with -10 or more lying in wait for the weekend. Feels pretty good living on the coast.
Why do Scandinavians always pretend Scandinavia is oh so cold?
You obviously have cold areas up north but that's a tiny portion of your population who lives up there.
Canada has considerably colder/snowy places at southernmost locations than all Scandinavian countries and they don't brag about it.
It just got real cold, soon it will look like this.
Scandinavia is pretty cold compared to the rest of Western Europe. We just don't have vast in-land areas like North America/Canada/Russia, and mainly Norway is also protected by the Gulf Stream. Still, you have to factor in that even -5 can be horrible when you count in harsh winds and high humidity.
>Why do Scandinavians always pretend Scandinavia is oh so cold?
That would be Finns, and they aren't Scandinavians.
I am however guilty of shitposting about Canadians not being northerners, because Canada is not particularly northern.
This idea that only northern Norway is cold is also pretty stupid, and is clearly said by someone who knows little about Norway.
(This pic was taken in the end of may in southern Norway).
Naantali, Finland (i live there) was like this the whole last week. Naantali is in the south and is about as near to the gulf stream as you can get in Finland
>(This pic was taken in the end of may in southern Norway).
Accumulation of snow does not mean a place is cold, just that it has high levels of precipitation.
You don't need extremely cold temperatures for that.
I'll give in and say that that's a lot of snow though.
Same thing here, this is around 45 mins from where I live and right now there 22ºC in Canary Islands.
True. Towns like Lillehammer, Kongsberg, and even Oslo and Drammen are actually fairly cold, and consistently so too. Röros is one of the colder towns in the country, and that's pretty south. Only Karasjok and Kautokeino really surpass it in cold records. Alta (north) has a slightly larger population than Kiruna, and is equally cold most of the time. It just depends.
About like this outside, we got a huge amount of snow during the last few days
>Accumulation of snow does not mean a place is cold, just that it has high levels of precipitation.
Of course. It's just a picture that shows how little you know about Norway and its geography. And you didn't just say cold, but also snowy.
Winnipeg is about the size of Oslo, the by far largest city in Norway. Norway's population is quite spread out, although most live in southern Norway along the coast.
20k, 20k, 600k, 60k, 6k. Toronto's metro is literally larger than all of the country combined in terms of population, so it's not really a very comparable field. I don't know why people settled down in Winnipeg, but Norwegians settled on the coast because fish was our largest economy before oil, with exceptions being mining towns.
That area can have -30 celsius last time i checked and it's protected from the gulfstream by Skanderna (the mountain chain going through finland, norway and sweden and it was also said to be one of the largest ever back a few hundred million years ago)
Not just in economy. In livability. Farming is generally pretty bad in Norway because it's mountainous and relatively cold all year around.
This isn't the place for farming.
Coldest I've ever experienced in Luleå was -40, but that was just once.
When I was there for christmas this year the coldest it got was -30. Usually it's around -5 to -20.
t. lived in there for 20 years, now live in the south
I suppose that can be said about Scandinavia, checking summer temperatures, Canada is way warmer in Summer.
What do you guys farm in Norway? Oats?
Canuck in Sverige?
That's very interesting, thanks for the info
At what temperature (without shitposting) do you guys actually say ''ok, it's cold, I'll wear some warm clothes''
Again, be honest, just trying to have an idea
You obviously wanna start coating up when reaching the sub-zeros, with winter boots and a proper jacket, but I'd say -10 and lower is when I'd bring out all the common winter robes. The few times I've experienced -30, I pretty much had to go double layer with everything I could.
What do you use to protect your face?
I've experienced -20 (lowest I've experienced) atop the Swiss Alps, and it was fucked.
My hands were constantly tearing up because of frostbite, one glove wasn't enough.
I thought it was weird because I only wore a beanie and that was enough to protect my head.
>What do you guys farm in Norway? Oats?
Grass for animals is the most common, but the most common cereal grown is barley.
>At what temperature (without shitposting) do you guys actually say ''ok, it's cold, I'll wear some warm clothes''
Depends what warm clothes is, but you would want a proper jacket and proper shoes as soon as the summer is fading. But then I live in a place with some of the shittiest climate in Norway.
Scarf/beanie is usually enough. It can get pretty cold on the face, but nothing you'll die from. You don't wanna walk around in a ski mask, as then you'd probably trigger the police. It's more important protecting your hands and feet than your face.