The National Meteorology Administration [ANM] on Thursday issued a new warning of blizzard, snowfalls and glaze, valid throughout the country starting Friday morning.
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According to meteorologists, between January 9, 10 am, local time, and January 10, 2 pm, there will be snowfalls, locally abundant, in all mountain areas.
Heavy snowfall in various parts of the country, including Attica, Evia, Crete and the Cycladic islands, was expected to continue through Wednesday.
Strong winds reaching 6 to 8 Beaufort were expected in the Aegean Sea while icy conditions were set to hamper travel with several roads being closed to traffic.
It might be the perfect time to take out the woolen clothes, snow boots and thick winter coats as Turkey is bracing for blizzards and freezing temperatures, according to meteorologists.
A new cold wave from the Balkans and Black Sea will hit Turkey starting on Jan. 5, meteorologists have said, and icy conditions will prevail in the western parts of the country.
The fire service had to rescue at least 35 people in Hania on the northern coast of Crete, on Thursday after heavy rain, which caused flash floods.
Some homes lost electricity, while the traffic police was forced to close a number of roads, including sections of the national highway because of the dangerous conditions.
Severe frost expected in coming days
BELGRADE -- Temperatures in Serbia will be dropping as low as -20 degrees Celsius in some areas in the coming days, forecasters have warned.
The weather on Wednesday, the last day of the year, will be overcast and very cold, with weak snow, and clear in the north, the state meteorological authority, RHMZ, has announced.
The National Weather Forecaster (ANM) issued on Tuesday a nationwide bitter freeze warning effective until the morning of January 2.
According to the forecast, between December 30, 2014, 20:00 hrs and January 2, 2015, 10:00 hrs, arctic temperatures will be gripping the country, especially at nights and in the morning.