Meteorologists have warned of a blizzard that is expected to bring more than two meters of snow across Europe. It may also affect Germany.
Norway and the rest of Europe are preparing for an unusual weather event: a severe storm with blizzard characteristics is expected in the coming days, which will bring massive amounts of snow, especially along the Norwegian coast. Many meteorological studies warn of this. The “Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger” reported on this earlier.
Meteorologists are predicting more than two meters of fresh snow in some parts of Norway, particularly in Nordland province. Wind gusts of up to 170 kilometers per hour are expected along the coast, and gusts of up to 100 kilometers per hour in the south of the country, near Oslo.
The extreme weather is caused by a low pressure area in the Atlantic Ocean that is currently moving eastward from Greenland and Iceland. By Thursday night, the blizzard will first reach southern Norway and then spread along the coast.
According to the forecast of the German Weather Service (DWD), continued low temperatures will lead to significant snowfall: up to three meters of snow is expected in certain areas.
Snowfall and low temperatures are possible in Germany
The Norwegian Meteorological Service has declared “Yr” the second highest alert level “Red” for large parts of Norway. The storm is expected to move further north on Thursday, moving towards the Arctic north of Sweden and Finland. Cold air pollutants brought by the blizzard may also have an impact on Germany.
According to early weather forecasts, it could get colder in Cologne early next week. There is a chance of light snow. After a mild weekend, temperatures are expected to stay above freezing. It could be even colder, maybe even below zero.
While various weather forecasts indicate that temperatures in Cologne could drop further during Carnival, local frost has not been ruled out.
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