Historic cold hitting Europe and northern Africa

Many record lows already reported, with another blast of cold expected from May 11 to 18.

A significant Arctic blast is affecting almost entire Europe and parts of northern Africa. Some regions are dealing with heavy snow, below-freezing temperatures and late-season frost.

Temperatures plunged close to and below zero in many places, with many record low temperatures reported.

Higher altitudes of Germany (above 700 m / 2 300 feet) saw some snow on May 4 but significant amounts were registered in the Alps with up to 30 cm (1 feet) or more.

Heavy snowfall was reported mostly in northern Italy and Slovenia on May 5 and 6.

The Watchers calls it an “Historic Arctic Outbreak.”

Thanks to Guy Wilson for this link