On this page you will find answers about our new webpages. We will continue to update this article with new information as we continue the transition.
Why are you developing a new website?
Yr is for everyone! And we mean everyone. Even if you need availability tools like a screenreader to use our content, you will be able to do so. We can make this happen on our new website. That is one of
The new website is designed with the user's screen-size in mind. Meaning it will scale and adjust to fit nicely on your mobile device or on your desktop. This way we can focus our efforts on a single web-solution that will deliver a good experience across all screen-sizes.
The development of the android and iOS apps will continue as usual.
The new website is in fact not that new at all, it was launched in 2016 as a result of the modernisation of the old mobile website. 20% of all use is on the new website.
When is the new website coming?
The new website is already available and you can check it out by going to yr.no on your mobile or yr.no/nb on a desktop. We are continuously working on the new website and updating it regularly with new content and functionality.
Is there any new content on the new website?
Mainly the new website represents a new and modern layout of all the pages.
The radar based live precipitation forecast is new in a desktop context. This forecast gives a very precise forecast for the next 90 minutes.
Also new to the solution is useful information about the air around the location you are checking the weather for. You will currently get data about the airquality and pollen spread for locations in Norway. We can also offer a UV-forecast for all locations world wide.
We are also working on a specialized forecast for costal areas. This will be available for locations in Norway sometime during 2020.
Why are you removing content from Yr.no?
Some of the content on Yr.no today is being run on older systems that will be shut down and updated. We are in the process of renewing content for the new website, and therefore not prioritizing old content that will be removed in the future.
We are constantly working on updating the new website with content and functionality that meet our users' needs and expectations. Today's desktop website has an extensive amount of content available, and our numbers show that not everything is equally relevant for our users. That's why we have to prioritize the most important and most used content first.
We might remove some content permanently, this is usually content that we can see is rarely used or it might be that it is becoming redundant due to new content that is meeting the same needs. It might also be more specialized content that is being delivered by other services that we can direct you towards.
Will I still be able to use today's Yr.no website?
You can still use Yr.no on your desktop. As the new website becomes more substantial it will replace the site you see today and we will relocate today's site on a new URL, meaning you can continue to use it there. We are hoping that this will help our users adjust to using the new site. There might also be some content that we will not have on the new website that you can still find on the "old" one.
At some point we will remove the old website completely, but not until we are confident that the new site will do the job.
Why is the forecast different on the two websites for the same location?
All forecasts on Yr is calculated for a very specific geographic location. Small differences in location can cause difference in the forecast. Especially when considering altitude.
Our new website has a larger and more updated location database than we have on todays Yr.no. Different forecasts for the same location will very often mean that the geographical location is slightly different even though the location name is the same.
To get an indication of location you can check the altitude for the location by checking location information. On todays Yr.no you will find that information on the bottom of the page, and on our new website you can find it by pressing the location name in top of the page.
Questions about specific content
Why were the radar images moved from Yr.no to the new web pages?
Meteorologisk institute has changed the resolution of the radar from 7,5 to 5 minutes. This caused the backend systems to struggle with the load. We therefore had to shut down the old systems that delivered radar images to Yr.no.
The good news is that the radar map on our new website is much better than the old one. It can show you a precipitation forecast for the next 90 minutes. We have written an article about the precipitation forecast and how it works.
Where can I find the hourly forecast?
To get the hourly forecast you can click on the rows of the long term forecast. We have hourly data for the 3 next days.
Where can I find "Snow depths in Norway" from now on?
On our new website you can find a list of all available data for snow depth by going to the menu in the top right corner of the main page.
Will I have access to "Observations" other places on Yr.no?
Observations and historical data is available on the new website now. Historical data is only available for locations in Norway. Here you can find observations from the nearest weather-stations to your selected location.
Why are you removing the meteogram with observations?
The systems that are delivering this graph is shut down and won't support this content anymore. We are currently focusing on creating new content on our new website that will meet the same needs.
Where can I find the weather records?
The system that provided data on weather records has been shut down and we currently have no data available. We do want to provide information om weather records om Yr and have plans for this on our new website. It may take some time before it is available.
Where can I find climate information?
The system that provided data on climate has been shut down and we currently have no data available. We do want to have climate data on Yr and are currently working out what kind of content this should be. It may take some time before new climate pages are available.