The weather at Lindesnes

Weather is crucial
to both sailors and landlubbers
therefore the keepers of the light
have studied and reported
wind and weather
for more than 150 years


Since 1863, it has been one of the keeper's duties at Lindesnes to report around-the-clock observations of the weather for the Norwegian Meteorological Institute. The strength and direction of the wind is measured, along with air temperature, water temperature, atmospheric pressure, rainfall and snowfall. In addition, visual observations of the cloud stratosphere and the sea swell are included.

Lindesnes lighthouse isa very exposed location. When bad weather hits with full force, the waves can reach a height of 25 meters, and gusts of wind can easily throw you off balance. Unfortunately, accidents have happened, so please be careful! You explore the area at your own risk.

Lindesnes Lighthouse