Snowfall, rain, freezing temperatures expected in next two weeks


Temperatures will drop below zero and weak rains will be registered almost throughout the country in the next two weeks, according to a forecast issued by the National Meteorological Administration (ANM) for January 20 – February 2.
In Muntenia the weather will gradually cool down until January 26-27. The highs will drop from an average of 8-9 degrees to -1 – 0 degrees, while the lows will drop from 4 degrees to -6 degrees. In the second week the weather will warm up, daytime highs set to reach an average of 3-4 degrees after January 29, and nighttime lows set to reach an average of -3 degrees. Weak rains will be registered on January 22-23, while mixed precipitations will be registered on January 24-27.
In Oltenia temperatures will drop by approximately 8 degrees until January 27, when average daytime temperatures of approximately 1 degree and nighttime lows of -6 degrees will be registered. The probability of weak sleet or snowfalls will grow around January 26-27.
At the mountainside, by the end of the first week maximum temperatures will gradually drop to -5 degrees around January 26-27, when nighttime lows will drop to average value of -11 degrees. A higher probability of snowfalls will be registered on January 21-22 and January 24-27.
In Moldavia the average highs will drop from 2 to -8 degrees in the first week, and will grow to approximately 1 degree in the final days of the interval. The probability for generally weak sleet and snowfall will be higher in the first days of the period forecast, as well as on January 24-27.
In Transylvania, temperatures will reach average values of -2 to -1 degrees by Sunday, January 26. Then a slight warming up will occur, so that the daytime highs will reach an average of 1 degree. The average minimum temperatures will fall below zero after the first three days, and the coldest will be on January 26-28, when nighttime lows will reach an average of -9 degrees. The probability for precipitations will be higher on January 20-23, when weak rains will be registered, and subsequently after January 25 when mixed weak precipitations will be registered.
In Dobrogea the weather will cool down on January 25-27, the average highs set to drop from -2 to -1 degree. In the same period the nighttime lows will drop from 5 to -6 degrees. Weak precipitations will be registered, in the form of rain in the first days and then of sleet or snowfalls after January 25.
Snowfall watch alert in Suceava, Botosani, Neamt and Iasi counties
The Suceava, Botosani, Neamt and Iasi counties were under snowfall and wind watch alert yesterday until 3 PM. “The snowfalls will be generally weak, but associated with wind gusts of up to 40-50 km/h. Silver thaw will be registered locally,” the warning issued by ANM read. The meteorologists also issued a nowcasting watch alert for fog for the Dolj, Gorj and Olt counties. In those counties fog will lower visibility on national and European roads to below 200 meters and below 50 meters over limited areas.

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