Deadly Deep Freeze Gripping Europe

Blizzards and dangerously low temperatures have left villages cut off, caused power and water outages, frozen rivers and lakes, grounded flights, cancelled trains, delayed ferries and closed roads.

Serbian authorities banned river traffic on its stretch of the Danube — one of Europe’s main rivers — because of ice and strong winds.

Heavy snow crippled Istanbul, where one of the main highways resembled a parking lot after drivers deserted their cars.

In Italy, snow fell on the earthquake-devastated towns of Norcia and Amatrice, and in Rome the fountains in St. Peter’s Square froze overnight and dripped icicles instead.

At least 23 people have died of the cold in the past days.

https://weather.com/news/news/europe-snow-january-2017-turkey-italy

Thanks to Tom O Mason for this link


7 thoughts on “Deadly Deep Freeze Gripping Europe”

  1. No Bob, change the headline to “Deadly ice age grips Europe”

    Plus, where are those lunatics who were screaming in our faces 17 years ago that kids back then would never see snow again?????

  2. There was a High over Germany and Eastern Europe last week. Since it was minus 50 in Siberia, easterly winds gave eastern Europe severely low temperatures.

    At the moment , there is a LOW over Sweden ;northerly Arctic winds are being drawn across the eastern UK.

    So on Friday/ Saturday 13th and 14th, many parts will have blizzards. We in West Wales only have strong winds and rain.

    It will all turn MILD by about Monday/Tuesday, apart from possibly, the South East corner of England.

    NOW IF A HIGH BUILT UP OVER SWEDEN AND STAYED THERE……….A SEVERE EAST WIND WOULD BE DRAWN ACROSS THE UK FOR POSSIBLY WEEKS ! THIS WOULD MEET MOIST WESTERLIES RESULTING IN REALLY HEAVY SNOW ACROSS THE UK FOR WEEKS!!

    A REALLY SEVERE WINTER LASTING WEEKS……..EVEN MONTHS !! !!!

    SO……..THANK YOUR LUCKY STARS THERE IS NO HIGH PRESSURE OVER SOUTHERN SWEDEN !!

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