Update: Snowfall, sleet and glazed frost in half the country this weekend – Code Orange and Code Yellow. In Bucharest – snow, strong winds

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The National Meteorology Administration (ANM) has issued a weather warning for snowfall, sleet, rainfall and glazed frost as of Friday, 19.00h until Sunday, 18.00h, with Code Yellow and Code Orange for in several counties.

According to weather information, as of Friday evening and until Sunday night, the area of precipitation will expand and will cover an important part of the country. On Friday night to Saturday (December 14/15), it will mainly snow. As of the second part of Saturday (December 15) in Dobrogea will start to rain, and in Oltenia, Muntenia, southern Moldavia and locally in Transylvania mixed precipitations will be registered, accompanied by glazed frost. Locally, precipitations will be significant.

The Code Yellow was issued for moderate snowfall, consistent layer of snow and wind gusts, in force as of Friday at 23.00h until Sunday at 18.00h.

In the mentioned interval, in Banat, most part of Crisana (western and north-western Romania), western and south Transylvania, western and north Oltenia (south-western Romania), the northern half of Muntenia (southern Romania), as well as in the Southern Carpathians, Western Carpathians and Curvature Carpathians – precipitations mainly as snow will be registered, leading to a consistent layer of snow. Locally, precipitations will reach 25-20 litres per square metre. Wind gusts in the mountains of up to 60 km per hour, also in southern and south-western regions with speeds of up to 45-40 km per hour.

In Bucharest – wind gusts, snowfall during the weekend

ANM has also issued a forecast for Bucharest, pointing to overcast skies, snowfall and sleet, wind gusts up to 50 km/h and glazed frost.

As of Friday at 19.00h until Saturday 8.00h the skies will be cloudy and moderate snowfall is expected which will lead to a snow layer of 8-12 cm, up to 15 cm on isolated areas. Snow will turn into sleet Saturday morning and glazed frost is likely.

Lows between -2, -1 degrees Celsius.

As of Saturday until Sunday at 8.00h overcast skies are likely with temporary precipitations as sleet in the beginning, followed by rainfall, with probability of glazed frost, eventually the snow layer will start to melt.

Temporary wind intensifications are expected, up to 45-50 km/h, with temperatures of 1C in the morning and 2-3 degrees C in the evening and during the night.


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