Trebnje/Ajdovščina – The sub-zero temperatures hitting last week could result in EUR 40-50 million in damage caused to fruit and wine growers, Agriculture Minister Jože Podgoršek said on Monday as he continued visiting the frost-stricken areas. This is on a par with 2016 and 2017, when damage reached some EUR 45 million. He announced state aid measures.
A Mediterranean cyclone will remind Bulgarians of winter on election day. The low atmospheric pressure zone is expected to form along the Adriatic coast at the beginning of the weekend, and on Sunday its center will cross Greece and head for the Black Sea. At the same time, a portion of cold Arctic air will also sweep in from the northwest to the Balkans.
The National Meteorological Administration (ANM) on Wednesday issued a series of Code Yellow and Code Orange alerts of snowfall and blizzard in the mountainous and sub-mountainous areas, respectively a bad weather information targeting the entire country, which will take effect on Thursday morning.
Snow has covered many areas in Greece
Cold weather front "Medea" is increasingly making its presence felt by expanding into southern Greece, meteorologists say.
In the northern central Macedonia region, snowfall continues but has abated, according to local authorities, but frost will settle in and make roads treacherous, meteorologists warn. Local authorities say traveling could be treacherous without snow chains.
The current percentage of snow cover in Greece is approximately 6 percent, lower than the average rate of the period 2004-2020, despite the recent cold fronts that have swept through the country, the Meteo weather service of the National Observatory of Athens (NOA) said on Friday.
This is based on the images sent by the European satellite Sentinel-2 on January 28, 2021.
Cold air will continue to flow in from the north-northwest and temperatures will drop even lower today. Clouds will get denser from the west and snow will fall in western Bulgaria in the afternoon. The wind from the northwest will rise again, it will be moderate and temporarily strong. Maximum temperatures between 0°C and 5°C.