Ten counties are under code yellow alerts for rainfall and sleet, while other five counties are under warnings for blizzard. Four counties are under alert for strong wind.
The National Meteorology Administration has issued a new alert on Monday morning, saying there will be rain and sleet, and glaze in Brasov, Harghita, Covasna, Cluj, Salaj, Bistrita-Nasaud and Hunedoara counties. Other three counties- Alba, Mures and Sibiu are under code yellow for rainfall and sleet.
The alerts for blizzard are in force until 14:00hrs in the mountain areas of Cluj, Bistrita-Nasaud, Maramures, Neamt and Suceava counties. The wing gusts will exceed 80-100kmph.
Warnings for strong wind will be in force in Bihor, Timis, Arad and Caras Severin counties until 14:00hrs. The gusts will exceed 50-60kmph, and 70-80kmph in the mountain areas. It will be raining as well.
The bad weather had already palyed havoc in some mountain areas, but also in Moldova, where the first snow this winter has puzzled up local authorities again.
Tourists who spent the weekend in Ranca mountain resort in Gorj county have bene caught up by the blizzard and they have barely managed to take their cars out of the snow. The snow pack in Ranca measured one meter.
The road traffic was troublesome in Iasi or Vaslui counties where it snowed for the first time this winter. Iasi county for instance has no snow removal contract for those 1,000 km of county roads, so the traffic was hindered on the county roads.
In Vaslui, an ambulance got stuck in a ditch on county road 248.
In Maramures and Bistrita Nasaud the wind gusts have put down a tree over the transmission lines and Piatra Fantanele locality was left without electricity for several hours.
Yet, meteorologists bring good news, informing that the weather will be considerably improving as of Tuesday, December 11 and it will be unusually warm for this time of the year. Maximum temperatures will range from 1C in eastern Transylvania up to 15c in Banat. It will be sunny in south and south-east, while it will be raining once in a while in north-west.