In the wake of storms and heavy snowfalls which wreaked havoc across the country last weekend, a warning that winter is finally coming into its own, the weather forecast for this week remains bleak. Thus, according to the specialists quoted by “Evenimentul Zilei”, real winter is barely beginning: temperatures will fall steeply, getting closer to normal levels for this time of the year. Thus, mercury may fall to -12 degrees Celsius across the country in the following days. In Sinaia and Brasov, for instance, the highest temperatures during the day will range between -1 and 0 degrees C, while the lowest temperatures at night may reach -15 degrees C, the same source reports. The sun remains aloof behind the clouds, at least until the weekend, while mountain regions will be in for snowfalls. Forecasts for Bucharest (January 10 to 13) are not more encouraging, with the lowest temperatures estimated to range between -4 and -7 degrees C and the highest, between 2 and 6 degrees C. Snow is likely to fall on the seaside also, where the lowest temperature may amount to -12 degrees C. Temperatures will fall in the Eastern regions as well, ranging between -10 and 2 degrees C, and may bring along sleet and snow. The Western half may be in for a freeze as well, but meteorologists argue chances of a snowfall here are fairly slim.