On Monday, meteorologists issued a yellow code weather warning for sleet, snowfall, silver thaw and wind gusts for 19 counties in Oltenia, Muntenia and Banat, and for Bucharest. The warning went into force on Monday, March 19, at 6 p.m., and is set to expire on Tuesday, March 20, at 3 p.m. During this period, in Banat, most of Oltenia, as well as the Western Carpathians and the western parts of the Transylvanian Alps, there will be temporary snowfalls, moderate in quantity, and a layer of snow will form, more consistent locally. Silver thaw will form particularly in southern Oltenia. Over relatively wide areas in Muntenia there will be precipitations, mostly in the form of sleet, and silver thaw will form locally, then snowfalls will predominate and a layer of snow 10-15 centimetres high will form.
In Dobrogea, there will be rain, sleet and snowfall, quantitatively significant over limited areas, around 15-20 litres/sq.m., and silver thaw will form. Temporarily, the wind gusts will reach speeds of 50-55 km/h, higher at high altitude in mountain areas, but also at the seaside on Tuesday (March 20), where they will reach speeds of 65 km/h.
On the other hand, according to the National Meteorological Administration (ANM), the weather watch for snowfall, silver thaw, wind gusts and cold weather will remain in force nationwide.
From March 19, 1.30 p.m., to March 20, 8 p.m., there will be precipitations, in the form of sleet and snowfall, in most of the counties, so that silver thaw will form over wide areas and a layer of snow will form locally. The wind speed will register temporary spikes in most of the regions, reaching speeds of 50-60 km/h, and wind gusts will surpass 70-80 km/h at high altitude in mountain areas, causing blizzards. The weather will remain very cold for this time of year.