High avalanche risk in Fagaras and Bucegi Mountains

Meteorologists announced, on Wednesday, that the avalanche risk in the Fagaras and Bucegi Mountains, at over 1,800 metres altitudes, is four, on a one-to-five scale, Mediafax reports. Meteorogists warned that, as a consequence of heavy snowfalls in the past days, there is a thick layer of fresh snow, which has no adherence to snow deposited earlier. According to the weather forecast, snow will continue to fall on wide swathes in the mountain areas, which may lead to the formation of a new layer, approx. 20 to 25 cm-thick. On Wednesday night, it snowed heavily in several mountain areas, and the snow in Brasov is over 10 cm-thick. The National Administration of Meteorology issued, on Wednesday, a warning announcing heavy rainfalls and strong wind in several regions, starting on Wednesday night and continuing until today at noon. As of Saturday, meteorologists say rainfall will decrease and the weather will get slightly warmer. The highest temperatures will range between 9 and 17 degrees.

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