An intense cold blast gradually continues spreading towards eastern Europe, with Belarus, Ukraine, Poland, Slovakia, Moldova and Romania from Thursday into the weekend being the most impacted.
Temperatures of even lower than 15°C below zero at the 850 mbar level, approximately 1200 m above sea level, are forecast.The whole Balkan peninsula and including Moldova, Ukraine, eastern Slovakia and southern Poland will see extremely anomalous temperatures with daytime hours being 12-15°C below normal.This is extremely cold for mid-March and some areas will likely experience the coldest days so far for the Winter Season 2021/22, although we’re actually already at the beginning of the meteorological spring 2022.
The Arctic cold air mass is also be very cold in the lowest levels, especially from tomorrow through the next weekend.On Friday morning deep freezing temperatures will spread as far west and south as to eastern and southern France, Italy and Greece.Becoming particularly extreme across central Europe, and the Balkans, with potentially sliding even below -10°C in some areas on Friday morning. Farther east, across Belarus and Ukraine, temperatures will plunge well below -10°C, possibly even below -15°C in places.
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