Named and well known storms in Scandinavia

Date (DD.MM.YYYY)NameSted/områdeType, årsak og annen info
22.09.1969(Known as) Septemberorkanen in Sweden. (The September Hurricane)Rogaland, Sørlandet in Norway and southern parts of Sweden.Described as one of the worst storms in living memory. Surprisingly, no meteorologist in Norway predicted the storm. The storm was probably remnants of what became “Hurricane Ten”, a low pressure off North Carolina which later grew into a Category 1 hurricane on its way to northern Europe.
See graphic.
24.11.1981———-Vestland, NorgeHurricane in Western Norway. The weather forecast read: “Northwest strong storm with hurricane showers, reducing tonight to strong gales. Sleet and hailstorms”. Source (Norwegian).
16.10.1987The great storm of 1987Western parts of Europe It hit England and France hardest, but also caused a lot of damage in Spain, Belgium, Denmark and Norway. In Norway, the storm claimed one life and caused damage to approx. NOK 650 million
01.01.1992Nyttårsorkanen i Norge (New Year’s Day Storm)Møre, Trøndelag and Nordland in Norway. Shetland, Orkney in Scotland. A particularly powerful storm that hit Norway on the morning of January 1st 1992. It was the strongest storm ever measured on the Norwegian mainland. The areas of Møre, Trøndelag and Helgeland in Nordland were hardest hit. The hurricane damaged around 50,000 private properties in Norway. One result of the hurricane was that a system was established for warning of extreme weather. Source (Norwegian).
31.01.1995———-Trøndelag, Nordland

JoarVestland, Trøndelag Nordland
16.11.1997LeifSvalbardViolent storm
26.11.1999NjålNordland, Norway
28.11.1999OlrunVestland, Trøndelag, Møre og Romsdal
24.11.1999PeterAgder, Viken, Norway
28.01.2000ReidunAgder, Viken, NorwayHigh water level
28.10.2000ToraAgderStorm. Extreme rainfall. High water level
15.01.2001UlfTroms og FinnmarkStorm
14.01.2003AgdaMøre og Romsdal, TrøndelagAgda gave full to strong storm. The strongest wind was measured at Kråkenes lighthouse near Sted, with an average wind of 37.5 m/s, which is hurricane strength. Svinøy lighthouse a little further north measured 31 m/s, while Ona lighthouse got 29 m/s, both of these were strong storms.

All speedboat connections in Møre and Romsdal stopped, as well as three ferry connections. Minor damage to buildings was recorded and a sailboat went down in a marina.
10.12.2003EddaViolent storm
21.12.2003FinnViolent storm
07.01.2005Orkanen Gudrun
Cyclone Gudrun
Hurricane Erwin
Norway, Sweden, Denmark, United Kingdom, Ireland, Latvia, EstoniaNorway:
The lowest air pressure, 960 mb, was measured northeast of Oslo. In Norway, a north-westerly strong storm was recorded from Agder to the Swedish border.

Cyclone Gudrun in the North Sea

Sweden: Orkanen Gudrun
Gudrun is one of the strongest storms to impact Sweden in the last 100 years. It caused much damage to forests in Halland the southwestern part of the South Swedish highlands (Småland). Damage was also exacerbated by the practice of clearcutting, leaving many trees exposed.

Nineteen people died in Sweden as a result of the storm. Nine of these during the storm, 10 in the clean-up work.
10.01.2005HårekViolent storm
11.01.2005IngaHigh water level. Storm.
14.09.2005KristinVestlandExtreme rainfall. As much as 156 millimeters of rain in Bergen in 24 hours. This is the first time in Norway’s history that a danger warning has been issued at an extreme level in connection with rainfall. Source (Norwegian)
14.11.2005LokeVestland, Rogaland, Norway. Southern parts of Sweden. Norway: Ekstremværet Loke
In Norway, the extreme weather manifested itself first and foremost as heavy rainfall, caused by very moist air that was directed towards Norway’s west coast by a cold front in the Norwegian Sea. Loki first came in over Nordland, but the precipitation was heaviest on the south side of the storm. The rain caused floods and landslides. In Bergen, one person died in a landslide.

Pictures from the storm (

At Opstveit in Sunnhordland, 223 millimeters of rainfall was measured in one day. This is the second largest amount of precipitation per year. day measured in Norway.

Sweden: (not named)
In Sweden, the wind force reached hurricane strength. Forests and power lines were razed. 15,000 people lost power, and at least one person was killed by falling trees.
11.12.22005MonaNordland, Troms. The extreme weather came in the form of a southwesterly full storm and large amounts of rainfall that hit Helgeland, Saltfjellet, Salten and Lofoten.

Ekstremværet Mona klokken 20.00, 11. desember 2005. Foto:
18.01.2006NarveTrøndelag, Nordland, Troms and Finnmark, NorwayThe extreme weather was caused by a strong high pressure over northern Siberia combined with a low pressure in the Norwegian Sea. Little wind in higher air layers caused the low pressure to remain stationary, while the high pressure moved westwards to the Kapp Kanin – Kola Peninsula area. This led to strong winds and falling temperatures in Nord-Trøndelag, Nordland, Troms and Finnmark. Most unusual about the incident was the long duration of the strong wind, as well as the fact that it came from the east-southeast.
04.12.2006OdaRogaland, Vestland, NorwayHigh water level
13.01.2007PerRogaland, Vestland, Norway. Southern parts of SwedenNorway:
Kortvarig vest senere nordvest sterk storm i kystområdene på Vestlandet i Norge.

The damage is particularly great in Sweden, where twelve million m³ of forest is razed.

The path of the low pressure from 13 to 14 January 2007

On the Väder Islands, the average wind was 30 m/s and the local winds 38 m/s. When the low pressure moved east and was centered over the Bothnian Sea, the absolute highest local wind of 40 m/s was measured in Hanö at 2 p.m.

Source (Swedish)
19.12.2007RitaTroms and FinnmarkVestlig full til sterk storm
25.01.2008SondreVestland, Møre og Romsdal, Norway
20.11.2008VeraTrøndelag, Norway
06.01.2010AskNordland, Troms and Finnmark
25.11.2011BeritMøre og Romsdal, Trøndelag, Nordland in NorwayThe Norwegian Meteorological Institute reported strong winds, low air pressure and high waves towards land. They also reported extremely high water levels along the coast, estimated to be up to 110 cm above what is stated in the tide table. A south or south-westerly full storm was reported in the entire area to which the extreme warning applies. Strong storms may occur in Møre and Romsdal.
25.12.2011CatoNordland, Troms and Finnmark, NorwayThe Meteorological Institute reports extremely high water levels (storm surge) from the north of Nordland to Vest-Finnmark. Nordland: Southwest wind and upland weather. There will be the most wind and waves in Nordland south of Vesterålen, with a full storm warning. Troms and Finnmark: Offshore wind and slightly smaller waves. But locally there may be more waves than you are used to. Strong wind in the fjords.[6]s
25.12.2011Orkanen Dagmar
(Hurricane Dagmar)
Cyclone Tapani in Finland.
Also knows as Cyclone Patrick.
Vestland, Møre og Romsdal, Trøndelag in Norway. Norrland and Svealand in Sweden. Southern Finland. Estonia, Russia.Norway: Orkanen Dagmar
Dagmar caught up with Cato and moved with great speed towards the Norwegian coast. The Meteorological Institute reported strong winds and high waves. Kråkenes had average winds of up to 46 m/s, and gusts of up to 58 m/s. Gusts of up to 65 m/s were registered on Juvasshø. According to Finans Norge, NOK 1.3 billion in compensation was paid in Norway.

Sweden: Storm Dagmar
Approximately 170,000 households were left without power between Uppland and Västerbotten, some for several days.

Finland: Cyclone Tapani (Tapani-myrsky)
Tapani was dubbed the worst storm in Finland in 10 years. Thousands of customers were left without electricity in Southern Finland. The storm was a rare event in Finland and gave the warmest Christmas period in half a century. An old man is reported to have died after being hit by a falling tree. Source (Danish).

Estonia: Patrick
In Estonia, 100,000 households lost power. Record high December temperatures led to local flooding.
03.01.2012EmilAgder, Norway

Sven (Sweden)
Bodil (Denmark)
Xaver (Germany)
Southern and Central parts of Sweden. Denmark, United Kingdom, Germany, Poland. Sweden:
Large amounts of snow, flooding in several urban areas. Strong wind. 7 people died in Sweden.

All train traffic and air traffic throughout Denmark was canceled on December 6th at 14:00 in Jutland, the rest later. A lot of bus services were cancelled. Floods in Frederikssund and Jyllinge.

Both the new and the old Lillebæltsbro as well as the Great Bælts and Øresund connection closed + closure of Sallingsund and Vejlefjordbroen. Wind gusts up to 57 m/s were measured.

A motorist died after running off the road, which were the only death in Denmark caused by “Bodil”.

United Kingdom:
As high as 63 m/s gusts in UK. Train services and ferries were cancelled, trucks overturned on bridges and flights were diverted and refused to take off. Over 100,000 homes lost power. There were some floods in several parts of the country.
09.10.2015DagmarNot to be confused with Dagmar that hit Scandinavia on Christmas Day in 2011.

Nina (Norway)

Stormen Egon (Denmark and Sweden)
Vestland, Agder in Norway. Denmark, southern parts of Sweden. Sweden:
Bridges were closed, trains were stopped and flights had to be diverted and flooding occurred in several places. The Swedish Transport Administration, county administrations and emergency services in Sweden urged those who could to stay indoors until the storm subsided.

For the second day in a row, Denmark is hit by a storm. Dagmar had arrived the day before. This time it was Egon who came to visit.

Another thing that got a lot of attention during this storm, was that Crown Prince Philip

Despite the closure of bridges, surveillance images revealed that Crown Prince Frederik crossed the Storbæltsbroen Bridge twice in his car, together with an escort car with bodyguards, to get to the Jyske Bank Boxen in Herning, where he was to participate in an award ceremony for sportsmen. Both the crown prince and PET subsequently regretted the episode, but the story was still reported in several international media.

Source (Danish)

Orkanen Ole (Norway)
Hurricane Ole
Trøndelag, Nordland, Troms, NorwayFrom Trøndelag to Troms, around 24,000 electricity customers lost their electricity supply as a result of the hurricane.In Trøndelag around 8,000 and in Lofoten, which was worst affected, around 18,000 households. Shortly after the hurricane, around a thousand claims were reported to various insurance companies.

Source (Norwegian)

Ekstremværet Synne
Ovädret Helga
Vestland, Rogaland and Agder in Norway. Western parts of Sweden.Norway: Ekstremværet Synne
Heavy rainfall, floods, landslides, closed roads and railways, canceled ferries.

Sweden: Ovädret Helga
Heavy rainfall, floods, landslides, closed roads and railways. According to the Swedish Forestry Agency’s calculations, between 700,000 and 800,000 cubic meters of forest were felled.

One of Tallink’s passenger ferries was damaged and took on water when it went into storm Helga. The ferry, which was on its way to Stockholm with around 1,500 passengers, had to turn around in the Baltic Sea. Now it is back at the quay in Tallinn, Estonia.
29.01.2016Orkanen Tor
Hurricane Tor
Trøndelag, Innlandet, Vestland, Møre og Romsdal, Nordland, Viken, NorwayThe whole of southern Norway felt this extremely powerful storm. Over 30,000 households without electricity. Kråkenes lighthouse registered 48.9 m/s – the highest ever recorded on the Norwegian coast. Wind gust of 61.7 m/s (not a record). Better notification also ensured that injuries were reduced (2).

Source (Norwegian) | Source 2 (Norwegian)

Ekstremværet Knud (Norway)

Stormen Knud (Denmark)
North western parts of Denmark, southern and southeastern parts of Norway. Denmark:
Danish DMI named the storm. Windgusts at 32 m/s in Hanstholm. Measured at 36,1 m/s at Nissum Fjord.

Wind gusts above 43 m/s measured at Eigerøya, Norway. Over 50.000 people were without electricity. Train and ferries cancelled.
FrankNordland, Troms, Norway

GydaTrøndelag, Møre og Romsdal, NorwayAtmospheric river – 40 m/s wind and extremely heavy rain.

MalikBlekinge, Gotland, Uppland, Skåne, Halland in Sweden. Denmark. Violent storm

Ekstremværet Hans
Ovädret Hans
Storm Hans
Southern Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia Norway: Ekstremværet Hans
The extreme weather led to landslides, floods, floods and major damage to infrastructure and property, particularly in the Norwegian counties of Innlandet and Viken, but also Vestland and Trøndelag. The consequences of Hans, particularly in the form of flooding events in the lower parts of the watercourses that belonged to the catchment area, continued for several days after the storm was over.

Sweden: Ovädret Hans
Extensive destruction in several places. Landslides, floods and damage to infrastructure. The city of Åre, which lies between Trondheim and Östersund, suffered extensive damage to the road network and other infrastructure.

The Baltics:
Two people died in Latvia. In two separate incidents, both one man and one woman were hit by falling trees. About 10.000 people were without electricity in Estonia.

Source (English)