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The temperature range in the Skagerrak. A sensible area for

 naval war activities.

Extract from book page 163:

 The last time Norway had uniform winter conditions from the North Cape to the Skagerrak presumably ended with the Ice Age. Its long coast bordering the North Atlantic and its coastal water hosting warm Gulf currents make it virtually impossible for stable winter conditions to prevail for two or three months, as is common in inner continental regions. The winter of 1940/41 proved it again. Conditions between North and South Norway were significantly different. Generally speaking, the North was normal, while the South recorded great anomalies. While the North, north of Bergen, deviated in January 1941 from the average monthly means only by 1-3C, the Southern region deviated toward the Atlantic coastal side by -5 to -9C and in the Oslofjord and north of the Oslo region between 6 to -12C from monthly means[1].

  • Oslo/Blindern is recorded with 8.3C;
  • As, a few miles south of Oslo with 9.6C;
  • Ferder at the entrance to the Oslofjord with -7C;
  • Lyngor (between Ferder and Kristiansand) with 7.9C, and
  • Oksoy (near Kristansand) with 7.3C.
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