The National Meteorology Administration (ANM) has issued on Tuesday fresh weather warnings as Code Orange and Code Yellow for snowfalls and blizzards in 15 counties and in Bucharest as of Tuesday evening until Wednesday evening.
During January 10, 22.00h until January 11, 8.00h – Code Orange in Constanta and Tulcea counties for blizzard and glazed frost, winds of 70-80 km/h and snowfalls.
During January 10, 23.00h until January 11, 15.00h – Code Orange in six counties in southern Moldavia and neighbouring areas (Calarasi, Ialomita, Braila, Galati, Buzau, Vrancea) for blizzard, with wind gusts of 70-80 km/h, low visibility down to 50 metres.
During January 10, 21.00h until Wednesday, 21.00h – Code Yellow for extreme weather. Extensive snowfalls will be registered in south-eastern and eastern Romania, in Muntenia, Moldavia, Curvature Carpathians and temporary in Dobrogea. Winds of up to 50-60 km/h in the counties of Iasi, Bacau, Vaslui, Vrancea, Buzau, Prahova, Dambovita, Giurgiu, Teleorman and Bucharest.
On Tuesday remains in force the Code Orange for frost in 37 counties, including Bucharest and Code Yellow in five counties in Crisana and Banat (western Romania). Lows of -29, -15C and highs of -15, -10C.
The mayor of Bucharest announced that schools in the Capital city will remain closed the whole week, with classes to be resumed as of Monday, January 16.
-32C in Intorsura Buzaului
The lowest temperature this year was registered on the night of Monday to Tuesday in Intorsura Buzaului of -32 degrees Celsius.
Meteorologist Viorica Ienea said “temperatures varied all night long between -27C and -30.5C. The lowest level was of -32C at 7.30h.”
Official recordings reveal that the lowest temperature in the last 50 years in Covasna County was of -35.8C on February 8, 2005 in Intorsura Buzaului, a record set for the first time in 1939.