Fresh Snow in the coastal city of Durres in Albania
From inclement weather affected the countries of Northern, Eastern and Southern Europe. Storm “Axel” brought in many regions of the strong wind and snow, which in large parts replaced frosts.
In the north of Finland, in Lapland, it was marked by a new temperature record: nearly -42 ° C, according to euronews channel. Some long-distance trains on Friday morning arrived with a delay of half an hour. Railway traffic is experiencing difficulties due to the country’s strong standing in the cold, according to YLE. Trains between stations Iisalmi and Ylivieska had to be replaced by buses. In Poland, due to frost killed 3 people homeless, reports Polskie Radio.
In addition, of the 18 million homes left without power during the storm, “Axel”, the light is still there in 1,300 dwellings. In Belarus, the temperature is below -20 ° C and remain at the weekend, forecasters warn, in the north of the country on Sunday and did up to -32 ° C. In the morning in the Vitebsk region the drivers lined up for arctic diesel. At gas stations congestion, transmits television channel “ONT”. On the first victims in the republican Ministry of Emergency Situations reported. Only in the Minsk region with frostbite to the hospital were 7 people. In the capital for medical care turned five.
Brutal conditions at Mt Bjelašnica, Bosnia and Herzegovina today, January 7. Temperature -27 °C, peak wind gusts 130 km/h! Report by Kemal Velic
Brutal conditions at Mt Bjelašnica, Bosnia and Herzegovina today, January 7. Temperature -27 °C, peak wind gusts 130 km/h! Report by Kemal Velic – that is some serious dedication!! Thank you very much for reporting (Y) Reed Timmer Extreme Meteorologist Jim Cantore WetterOnline The Weather Channel
Posted by Severe Weather Europe on Saturday, January 7, 2017
— JoJo (@jofargo) January 7, 2017
Effects of heavy snow in Pescocostanzo, Abruzzo, Italy Jan 6 2016
photo: Riccardo Magrini pic.twitter.com/Ck23gK5W4g
— WEATHER/ METEO WORLD (@StormchaserUKEU) January 7, 2017
Istanbul (district Arnavutköy) under 40 cm
— Etienne Kapikian (@EKMeteo) January 7, 2017
Snowing pretty good…got about half an inch so far. pic.twitter.com/Rg3bidpDTQ
— Collin Gross (@CollinGrossWx) January 7, 2017
Perceived temperature last night — Poland -25°С, Slovakia -42°С, South Germany -20°C, North Russia -54°С