The Air Pressure Was so Low Over Northern Norway That Planes Stopped Flying

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This is just another example of how our weather is going completely crazy!

The air pressure over Northern Norway dropped so much that planes weren’t able to fly, stranding more than 2,000 travelers.

The air pressure was so low over northern Norway that planes weren't allowed to fly, air pressure too low to allow air traffic
The air pressure was so low over northern Norway that planes weren’t allowed to fly. Picture via Met.no

The air pressure dropped to a level below 940 hectopascal not seen in several decades.

Such low pressures make flying unsafe, prompting the Widerøe company, responsible for most Norwegian regional routes, to suspend almost all of its flights on February 10, 2020, morning for several hours.

Yep: No flying over northern Norway early this week!

«Our smallest aircraft type Dash 100, 200 and 300 can not fly with pressure lower than 948 hectopascal,» the company informed on it Facebook page.

These crazy weather conditions stranded more than 2,000 passengers, who were able to travel again on Tuesday afternoon, when pressures returned to levels that allow airplanes to fly normally.

According to the airline officials, Widerøe has never experienced this kind of weather in its 90 years of history. More extreme weather news on Strange Sounds or Steve Quayle. [Barents Observer]

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