Information about Yr

What is the meaning of yr?

  • The word «yr» has multiple meanings in Norwegian.
  • The meteorological meaning is «light drizzle».
  • Other meanings include “giddy” (as in “giddy with joy”), “dizzy”, “unbridled” and “wild”. It can even mean “slightly horny” (the sensations you get in spring when the sun finally comes back after a long winter).

Yr is the joint online weather service from the Norwegian Meteorological Institute ( and the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK).

These two public institutions have worked together since 1923 transmitting weather forecasts to Norway and abroad.

Yr is unique in Europe because of our very detailed weather forecasts and our free data policy. Information about the free weather data service.

Yr was released in September 2007 and quickly became a popular site in Norway. A survey in june 2008, showed that 87 percent of the Norwegian population knew about Yr, and today  up to 9 million use it every week.

What can I find on Yr?

Detailed forecasts on Yr

  • Hour by Hour
  • Next Weekend
  • Long term forecast
  • Advanced Map

Yr offers weather forecasts in English (in additon to Norwegian Nynorsk and Norwegian Bokmål) for nearly 1 million places in Norway and 9 million places worldwide.

In addition to the weather forecasts, Yr provides news and facts related to weather and climate in Norwegian.

To find a certain forecast, use the search field on top of the page.

We also provide explainations of the weather symbols used on Yr.

Weather data

Weather forecasts on are based on data provided by Norwegian Meteorological Institute and its international partner institutions such as European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) and European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT).

From September 2007 weather data has been made available for everyone for free. See more information about our free data policy (in Norwegian only).

Contact Yr

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Sist oppdatert 9. mars 2018 kl 12:58
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