41 people dead (so far): 18 in Poland, six in the Czech Republic, five in Lithuania, four in France, four in Slovakia, two in Romania, two in Italy, seven in Estonia.
Last night, the thermometer dropped to -21C in the mountainous areas of Croatia and Bosnia, -20C in Limbach, northern Germany, -19C in southern Poland, -18C near Liege, Belgium and -10C on the outskirts of London.
In Switzerland, -36C was recorded in Glattape (1,850 meters altitude).
It is so cold that in Belgium, many cities are forcing homeless people to seek shelter.
In Ireland, which is expecting the most snowfall since 1982, residents rushed to the supermarket to buy food, but found many empty shelves in supermarkets.
In the UK, the Netherlands, the Balkans and Scandinavia, snow and cold caused problems in air and rail traffic.
Gas export record
Gazprom, the Russian gas group, said it has recorded an export record for six days in a row in Europe. The latest record was on Monday with 666.8 million cubic meters.
Hundreds of schools are closed in Britain after one of the coldest days for this time of year in three decades.
Many schools were also closed today in Ireland, northern Portugal, Bosnia and Kosovo, as well as Albania, where many villages and small towns were inaccessible.
Thanks to Argiris Diamantis for this link
“Siberian cold in Europe, 41 people died from the cold, but not a word in the Dutch MSM,” says Argiris. “I live in the Netherlands and I found out the news about the canals in Amsterdam by reading the Greek news. But each wildfire in Australia always makes headline news in the Dutch MSM.”