The meteorologists have issued on Tuesday a Code Yellow warning for mixed precipitations, glazed frost and strong winds in force until Wednesday evening, in 23 counties in Banat, Transylvania and Oltenia and a warning for bad weather countrywide.
The National Meteorology Administrations (ANM) informs that during January 16, 17.00h-January 17, 20.00h, heavy snowfall will be registered to lead to snow layer, during the mentioned interval, in the Western Carpathians, the north of Eastern Carpathians and in western Southern Carpathians and on January 17 mainly in the Southern Carpathians.
Wind gusts will reach in the high mountains 70-80 km/h. In southern Banat, most Oltenia and Transylvania mixed precipitations will fall, leading to glazed frost.
The counties under Code Yellow warning: Satu Mare, Maramureş, Sălaj, Botoşani, Bihor, Cluj, Mureş, Harghita, Arad, Hunedoara, Alba, Sibiu, Braşov, Prahova, Dâmboviţa, Argeş, Vâlcea, Gorj, Olt, Dolj, Mehedinţi, Caraş-Severin and Timiş.
Furthermore, during January 16, 12.00h-January 17, 20.00h the bad weather warning will be in force countrywide.
This is an updated weather warning, following the one issued on Monday for snowfall, sleet and rainfall as of Monday night through Wednesday evening countrywide. The weather stays frosty in northern, north-eastern and central Romania.
It will slightly snow on wide areas in southern and south-eastern country on the night of Monday to Tuesday and in the first hours of Tuesday. Mixed precipitations will prevail at the seaside and there will be glaze as well.
The falls will gradually expand to the western regions first and then throughout the entire country as of Tuesday afternoon. The snowfall will gradually turn into rainfall and sleet, with water quantities exceeding 15-20 litres per sqm, and sometimes 30l/sqm, especially in the mountains and in the south-western regions.
Snowfall alerts for Bulgaria, Sweden
Other countries in Europe face an even harsher winter. The Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has warned the Romanian citizens who have travelling plans that 15 regions in Bulgaria are under the code yellow alert for snowfall, while Sweden is under code orange alert for snowstorm, strong wind and snow flurries.
MAE reported that during January 15-16, 15 regions in Bulgaria are under code yellow alert for snowfall: Vidin, Montana, Vraţa, Pleven, Veliko Târnovo, Gabrovo, Loveci, Sofia Region, Sofia, Pernik, Kiustendil, Blagoevgrad, Pazardjik, Smolian and Plovdiv, with a snowpack ranging from 5 to 20 cm.
In Sweden, the affected areas are the mountain regions of Norra Lapplandsfjällen and Jämtlandsfjällen.