Higher than average temperatures in February and March


The National Weather Administration (ANM) made public an estimation of average temperatures and precipitations during February-April 2013. Seasonal estimations are made by the European Center for Medium Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) of Reading, England, and have a probability of 60 pc. The product cannot forecast extreme phenomena with a short duration. In February, average monthly temperatures will generally range within limits close to normal, except for the south-east and south of the country, where locally they can be higher than normal. The lowest temperatures (-5 degrees Celsius) will be registered in Transylvania and Moldavia, while positive values (1-2 degrees) will be encountered in Banat, Crisana, Oltenia, Muntenia and Dobrogea. The monthly amounts of precipitations will be above multi-annual averages throughout most of the territory and locally, in the south-east, they can be within the normal limits. In March, average monthly temperatures will be near the normal values in most regions, except for the south-east, south and west of the country, where locally temperatures may exceed multi-annual average figures. The monthly amounts of precipitations can register values above normal in most of the territory, and they can be close to multi-annual averages in the south-east and east. Temperatures will be generally positive, except for Moldavia, which might have even -1 degree Celsius. In Banat, highs will reach 7 degrees Celsius and in Crisana, Oltenia, Muntenia and Dobrogea they will range in the 2-6 degrees interval.In April, the average thermal regime will be close to multi-annual average figures, and locally in the south-west and south temperatures might drop under normal values. Monthly amounts of precipitations may range above the average figures in the west, center and north-east, and will stay within normal limits in the rest of the territory.