Weathermen have issued a code yellow alert for snow and blizzard in the mountain areas of 24 counties on Monday, warning that the wind gusts will reach up to 90kmph. Rainfalls, snowfalls and sleet are announced in the rest of the country.
The mountain areas of Suceava, Bistriţa-Năsăud, Neamţ, Harghita, Mureş, Braşov, Covasna, Prahova, Dâmboviţa, Argeş, Vâlcea, Mehedinţi, Gorj, Sibiu, Alba, Cluj, Bihor, Arad, Timiş, Caraş-Severin, Hunedoara , Bacău, Vrancea and Buzău counties are targeted.
The alert is coming into force today at 22:00hr through Wednesday, 10:00hr.
Heavy snowfalls, blizzard and strong wind will prevail in these regions, with wind blowing up to 80-90kmph on the mountain peaks.
In the mountain, in Transylvania, in the northern part of Moldavia and Maramures there will be snowfalls and sleet, while there will be mixed falls in Banat. Rains will prevail in Oltenia and Muntenia until Tuesday and they will gradually turn into snowfalls as of Wednesday.
The wind will blow in most part of the country, up to 55 kmph, particularly in the mountain regions, in western and southern Oltenia and southwestern Muntenia, where the wind gusts will reach 60-70kmph.
Sudden weather shift in Bucharest
Meteorologists have also issued a special forecast for Bucharest, with scattered showers and moderate wind expected from Monday to Wednesday. Rain will turn though into snowfall as of Tuesday night, with a 5-cm snow pack to lay down. Maximum temperatures will climb to 5C, while the minimum will fall to minus 1C…0C.
National Meteorology administration weather man Mihai Timu told Digi24, that an arctic air mass will hit Romania as of Tuesday, which will prompt sleet and snowfalls in most part of the country, including in Bucharest.
“We expected a weather shift, we had temperatures above average, and now we are talking about an arctic air mass, a cyclone that will rapidly cross our country. The cold air will be felt as of Tuesday, with temperatures climbing down to 2C..4C on Monday night,” he said.