The National Meteorology Administration (ANM) has issued on Monday a weather warning for wind gusts, blizzards mainly in the mountains, steep fall in temperatures all over the country, as of 16.00h local time.
During December 12, 16.00h to December 13, 14.00h there will be temporary precipitations mainly in the centre, southern and eastern Romania, starting as mixed precipitations to turn into snowfalls. Layers of snow will be consistent especially in the mountains area.
The wind gusts will reach 80-90 km/h at high altitudes. In Moldavia, Dobrogea and Muntenia (including Bucharest) the winds will exceed 50-60 km/h, with blizzards expected.
The temperatures will drop. Frost is expected on the night of Tuesday to Wednesday (lows of minus 10 degrees Celsius) in northern, north-eastern, central Romania and locally in the south and in the rest of the country.
Winter committee at Bucharest city hall: Snowfalls and strong wind expected
During the night of Monday to Tuesday heavy precipitations and strong winds are expected in Bucharest area, with snowfalls Tuesday morning which could lead to a snow layer of approx. 5 cm, Bucharest city hall representatives have announced.
Bucharest Mayor General Gabriela Firea has summoned for Monday evening a winter committee at the city hall, following the ANM warning.
“The skies will be cloudy, mainly during the second part of the night. Tuesday morning precipitations of approx. 6 litres per square metres are expected, winds will go stronger up to speeds of 50-55 km/h. Rain and sleet with turn into snow during the night, between 2.00h and 8.00h. Temperatures will fall down to zero degrees Celsius during the night and will reach maximum 2C on Tuesday. During the night of Tuesday to Wednesday the temperature will fall to -5, -7C in Bucharest and to -9, -10C in the outskirts,” Magda Iuga, director with the Bucharest city hall has informed.
The sanitation companies in the six districts claim they are ready to face the challenges, they have non-skidding material, equipments and operators.