The Red Cross warns hikers against weather changes during the Easter weekend

After several days of rain, sun has now been reported in large parts of southern Norway, the Red Cross states in a press release.

Precipitation and mild weather in recent times have led to many waters and rivers being unsafe. The weather change also means that driving conditions will vary throughout the day.

– There may be ice on the slopes in the morning, while in the afternoon it may be silky. One can not necessarily see on the snow how the conditions are under. It is therefore extra important to prepare the trip before setting out, says Rune Guldahl, who is the leader of the Easter center in the Red Cross.

So far, 171 injuries have been reported to the Red Cross claims center. That’s about a third of what’s common. At the same time, there has been an increase in injuries on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday in parallel with the weather having improved.

There are several reasons why injury rates are so low so far, and most are related to coronary heart disease.

– This is mainly due to restrictions on the number of people in the ski resorts, but we also see a decrease in the number of injuries on the slopes. Due to the coronary restrictions, there are fewer people in the cabins, and we therefore assume that many who would otherwise share cabins have stayed at home. At the same time, we see that cross-country skiing and other events have been canceled, says Guldahl.

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