Snow and blizzards are on their way in Romania with wintry conditions predicted for Thursday and Friday (January 24 and 25 ). Romania’s National Meteorology Association has issued a code yellow for snow and blizzards across 31 counties in the south and east of the country, including the capital Bucharest. The weather warning is in place from 18:00 on Thursday onwards.
The counties of Caraş-Severin, Mehedinţi, Gorj, Dolj, Olt, Vâlcea, Argeş, Teleorman, Giurgiu, Dâmboviţa, Prahova, Buzău, Ilfov, Călăraşi, Constanţa, Tulcea, Brăila, Galaţi, Vrancea, Bacău and Vaslui will be affected. The code yellow will last until Friday (January 25 ) at 20:00.
Reports suggest that in many areas there will be rain at first, before turning to snow later in the night. Strong winds with gusts up to 50 – 60 km/h are predicted, with even higher wind speeds in mountainous areas.
Over Friday and into Saturday, snow will fall over much of the country, with expectations of blizzards in some areas and snow from Caras-Severin in the west to Dobrogea in the east, as well as in Maramures, Suceava and the Eastern Carpathians.
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