Snow and cold in Denmark

Temperatures as low as -11C over the weekend, say forecasts.
According to TV2, parts of northern Jutland received close to 20cm (8 inches) of snow on Thursday, with confirmed measurements of 15cm near Aalborg. In the Copenhagen area, snowfall totals were closer to 6cm, while southern Jutland and the islands of Funen and Lolland-Falster had only negligible snowfall.

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4 thoughts on “Snow and cold in Denmark”

  1. Luxembourg (European mini-state), Saturday, 16 January, 2016
    Roads closed after trees collapse under snow.
    Heavy snowfall on Friday caused a number of roads in Luxembourg to be blocked as trees collapsed under the weight of the white stuff.
    The CR102 road between Keispelt and Schoenfels was still closed on Saturday as a precaution after trees laden with snow risked falling onto the road.
    The forestry service was at the scene on Saturday to secure the area. Traffic was being diverted along the CR101 Kopstal/Schoenfels.
    On Friday, a tree fell blocking the road from Drauffelt to Weicherdingen and it was a similar story on the road between Kaundorf and Nothum and Eisenborn and Stafelter.
    A truck that became stuck across the road was responsible for blocking the N31 between Bascharage and Niederkorn.
    Access between Gresteen and Landscheid will be closed for the entire weekend.

  2. Greece, 17.01.2016 Bad weather is here and winter shows … teeth! Snow down to the lowlands, cold, strong winds and rainfall, make up the backdrop of the weather so for today, Sunday, and tomorrow, Monday. Deterioration, snow and accidents …!
    Already on Friday, the issued a temporary release of dangerous weather events, which is still in force, with warnings for gale force winds!
    Intense snowfall with strong winds we had Saturday night in Kozani, with volume decreasing vigorously after 01:00 am.
    See below video images from Kozani
    The bad weather, however, had the effect of collapsing the bridge in Diava Kalambaka! As transmitted by, eyewitnesses of the collapse of the bridge were the Deputy Head of Trikala, Mr. Christos Michalakis and Thessaly Regional Councillor, Mr. Boutinas.

  3. Current forcast indicates Blocking High over Northwest Europe, generating South easterly flow over UK. Very cold conditions for 10 days in North West Europe.
    Polar front lying over uk from South east to the North West UK untill Friday. Azores high is then expected to build over UK introducing less cold Air, Europe to remain cold.
    A few Cms of Lying snow this morning at 200Ft in UK WestMidlands.
    Its very possible that the next four months of very low tempretures will end the UK Met Office crowing over increasing average tempretures year on year by fractions of an inch. Its also possible that Europe could be at the start of a sequence of harsh winters untill the next Max period of the SC25 solar cycle.

  4. Snowstorm wreaks havoc in Romania and Bulgaria, ports closed.
    Sun Jan 17, 2016.
    Heavy snowfall and strong winds closed Romania’s Black Sea ports including the main port of Constanta, and shut dozens of roads while snowstorms and torrential rains cut electricity to hundreds of towns in Bulgaria, authorities said on Sunday.
    Blizzards dumped up to half a metre of snow in 12 hours in Romania, disrupting trains and forcing authorities to shut down all schools in Bucharest and nearby counties.
    There were no reports of victims but emergency services said they were prepared to intervene, with about 6,000 policemen, gendarmes and firefighters currently involved in various missions across the country, the interior ministry said.
    Snowfalls are not expected to ease until Monday in Romania and forecasters predict temperatures will fall to below minus 18 degrees Celsius next week.

    TASS: Code Red declared in 3 Bulgarian districts over heavy snowfall. 17 January 2016
    ofia. A Mediterranean cyclone has caused weather conditions in Bulgaria to sharply deteriorate.
    Code Red was declared in 3 districts in the country – Smolyan, Kardzhali, and Haskovo – over the heavy snowfall and strong wind. Code Orange is in force in 13 other districts and Code Yellow – in the rest of Bulgarian districts, TASS reported.
    The snow-cover in the capital Sofia has grown in thickness to 30 cm to 40 cm over the past twenty-four hours.
    The local authorities are for now managing to clean the central streets in the city, while the small ones have disappeared under the snow.
    Lots of trees fell in parks.
    Public transport is encountering difficulties.
    According to Sofia Mayor Yordanka Fandakova, the heavy snowfall has continued for 24 hours and all the available equipment has been put to use but the city cannot cope with everything and small streets will be cleaned only after the snowfall ceases.
    Ms Fandakova also called on Sofia residents to avoid travelling by car and also join snow-clearing activities at least in front of their homes.
    Traffic has been suspended in a number of Bulgarian regions and power supply to a number of populated places has been cut off.
    Some rivers burst their banks in the district of Smolyan.
    The district administration declared a state of emergency.
    According to weather forecasts, the snowfall will become heavier and will continue for two more days.
    Afterwards temperatures will drop to -20°C.
    “Situation concerning road traffic will probably worsen. Black ice will form over the sharp decrease in temperatures,” Bulgarian Minister of Regional Development and Public Works Lilyana Pavlova announced.

    State of emergency declared in Bulgaria’s Svishtov Municipality 17 January 2016
    Svishtov. A state of emergency has been declared in the municipality of Svishtov, district of Veliko Tarnovo, Mayor Gencho Genchev told Radio FOCUS – Veliko Tarnovo.
    In his words, specialised military equipment is expected to clean the roads.
    Genchev urged people not to travel by car before that was done. According to him, there are shut roads and power and water supply has been cut off in most villages in Svishtov Municipality.

    Heavy snowfall warning issued for northwest Turkey, flights cancelled. Hundreds of flights from Istanbul’s Atatürk and Sabiha Gökçen airports, Turkey’s main gateways to the world, were cancelled due to the heavy snowfall expected to become effective as of Sunday evening Turkish State Meteorological Service (TSMS) issued a heavy snowfall warning for Turkey’s northwestern parts, which is expected to be effective as of Sunday evening and throughout Monday.
    Heavy snowfall will affect Istanbul, Kocaeli, Sakarya, Yalova, Bilecik, Bursa, Balıkesir, Çanakkale, Ankara, Eskişehir, Çankırı, Kütahya, Afyonkarahisar, Zonguldak, Bartın, Düzce, Bolu, Karabük and Kastamonu provinces.
    These areas have been receiving a significant amount of rainfall in the last couple of days, and decreasing temperatures is expected to lead to snowfall. Snow thickness expected to reach over 20 centimeters in some areas. Officials also warned against icing on the roads and major highways. Temperatures are expected to dip well below zero.

    France: Snow and ice alert for 11 departments. January 17, 2016
    METEO France has issued an orange weather alert for 11 departments in north-west and central France because of heavy snowfall forecast in the early hours of Monday.
    The affected departments around Normandy, Brittany and the Loire valley are the Manche, Calvados, Orne, Ille-et-Vilaine, Indre-et-Loire, Maine-et-Loire, Mayenne and Sarthe. In the Massif Central, the alert applies to the Aveyron, Cantal and Corrèze. The warning was issued at 16.00 on Sunday and remains in place until the same time on Monday.
    Météo France is expecting up to 10cm of snow in the Massif Central, and a similar amount in parts of Basse-Normandie. In Brittany, snowfall will be more limited but cold air will lead to icy conditions on roads.

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