More than half of the European continent woke up this morning to minimum temperatures below 10°C and intense northerly winds.
❄️ Scandinavia, Denmark, UK, France, Benelux and Germany saw a sharp drop in temperature as early as yesterday.
The cold Arctic air moved southeastward over the course of the day, also involving Austria, Switzerland, northern Italy, the Balkan Peninsula and other Eastern European countries.
It’s the first autumnal cold blast for most of the European continent and definitely put an end to Europe’s hottest summer on record.
🌨 The first snow of Fall 2022 fell on central and eastern Alps under 2,000 meters a.s.l..
Bosnia and Montenegro will see the first snowfall as well, generally over 1,600 meters but also a little lower during the most intense precipitation.
About 10-20 cm is quite likely to accumulate from Saturday night, even more than 30 cm of fresh snow in the higher mountains where persistent orographic snowfall will be the strongest.
A second snowfall is forecast on Monday but with snow at higher elevations.
On Saturday northerly flow should also bring quite some fresh snow for Switzerland, up to 20 cm is likely in some parts over 1,500 meters.
📸 Graphics provided by Meteociel