Summer in Tromsø

Ah, Tromsø... island of the midnight sun. 24 hours of happy sunshine, warm days and bright "nights".

Yeah, well... actually it is pretty cloudy here. Overcast and grey skies are pretty common.

The Gulf Stream certainly brings plenty of warm water up into these parts, and that means plenty of warm, wet air to condense into cloud. Although, actually, there is not so much rain as you might expect. This is actually rather nice, as I actually like overcast weather.

Yes, these grey skies are very nice... unless you want to see aurorae. The downside of all this cloud is that the winters are also pretty overcast. Clear-sky statistics in Tromsø are actually pretty poor.

Still, at least it is not too hot. If you're lucky, the temperature will stay under +10 C.