Europe prepares to freeze …

As reported today by representatives of the Serbian police in the country for the last day of hypothermia three people died, and several taken to hospital with frostbite. Worst situation is observed in other Balkan countries — Macedonia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina.In Poland during the past weekend, when the temperature dropped to -27 degrees, frozen to death 10 people. This winter was one of the coldest in Poland in the history of weather observations and already claimed the lives of 46 people.In the Czech Republic last weekend froze one man in Lithuania — at least three of them.In Bulgaria, which is the fifth consecutive day subjected to impact of storm winds and heavy snowfall, killing five people. In many areas, a state of emergency. Snow drifts blocked many roads and cause disruptions to energy supply.In the last few days due to heavy snowfall situation persists in Romania, where a clearing drifts involved army. There died from the cold for four people.Meteorologists warn that the temperature of the air in Eastern Europe and in the coming days will continue to decline, and snow will continue in most areas. Unprecedented in these latitudes, "Siberian winter" caught many residents by surprise and related services, and is associated with what a large number of victims of the weather.Switzerland prepares to extreme cold: it is expected that by the end of the week at night in the mountains, the thermometer drops to minus 22 degrees Celsius, and at low altitudes to minus 15, according to Swiss media on Monday."The beginning of the snow, followed by a period of cold weather of Siberia" — warns readers of the newspaper Tribune de Geneve.According to the weather service MeteoNews, on Monday and Tuesday will be cold even moderate (score — plus two in Geneva, zero — minus two in Bern and Zurich), but it is expected that these days in Switzerland at low altitudes fall to 5-10 inches snow."Since the second half of the week is expected to extreme cold," — said the publication.Cold in Switzerland will continue from Wednesday to Sunday or Monday. The coldest night will be Friday and Sunday morning. At this time in the mountains, the average temperature drops to minus 14 — minus 22 degrees, in the plain — to minus 7 — minus 15. Meteorologists say that because of the strong cold wind chill will be felt much more strongly.

Temperatures down to minus 25 degrees Celsius and snowfall German meteorologists have predicted for this week, the last time in Germany, the temperature dropped so low in February 1986, according to local media on Monday.
According to the newspaper Welt Online, all the fault of "cold anticyclone" Cooper ", which carries the icy air from Russia.""This cold weather in Germany is now a rarity. Last time was in February 1986," — said the weather forecaster web portal Dominic Young.In Berlin on Monday, minus 5, the snow on the streets there — the one that fell on Saturday, managed to melt. In the west, however, on Monday has been little snowfall. It is expected that a strong cold snap will begin on Wednesday, in some regions of the mercury drops to minus 35 degrees Celsius."At night, we expect that the temperature in Munich down to minus 20, and in the field — to minus 25. Day the thermometer did not rise above minus 10 degrees Celsius", — experts predict the German Weather Service DWD Hans-Joerg Lieske. Temperature record for Munich is minus 31.6 degrees Celsius — this frost was here in February 1929.
In recent years, the German winter, mostly snow-free: instead of snow at Christmas and New Year in December 2011 was rain. However, the meticulous Germans have a special law regulating the standards of street cleaning and snow drifts of ice crust in the case of heavy snow, blizzards and snow drifts. Pedestrian paths and sidewalks in Berlin divided into three types, the first of which four subspecies, which are marked by a special map of the city with different colors. According to this grading them and needs to be cleaned: in case of heavy snow on some of them shall be purged track width of one meter, on the other — in half. Clean streets, or manually, or by using snow blowers, which in Germany is slightly. Covers the costs the city senate. With regard to the main streets of the city, written out for them a special prescription. The sidewalks Unter den Linden and Kurfürstendamm in the western part of the city, for example, by law, to clear the bar at three meters.If the snow continues after 20.00 or start icing, winter service to clear the streets until 7 am the next morning, and on Sunday — up to 9 hours — the law says.Private building owners are required to clear the streets of snow in front of his own house, and the use of salt to handle snow-covered streets in Berlin prohibited, with one exception — the municipal services can sprinkle it on motorways in the most extreme cases. Tracks and the roadway can be sprinkled with sand, gravel or small stone chips. Negligent owners, contrary to the established order, sprinkle the sidewalk in front of the house or under-salt to clean it will be fined.

Italy followed by Germany and Switzerland is prepared, according to Italian media, to meet the "Siberian frost" and the cold wind that comes out of the Apennines, "the Russian steppes."
Last weekend, the low temperature was established in the northern regions of Italy, Piemonte, Liguria and Lombardy. In particular, in Turin (Piedmont region) on Saturday and Sunday dropped 20 inches of snow, which is why on Monday closed all local schools.However, according to meteorologist Nuchera Francesco (Francesco Nucera), fallen snow in these areas is "just the beginning" of bad weather, which is established in the Apennines this week. "In many areas, it will be a week heavy frost, snow, and temperature records" — quoted meteorologist newspaper Corriere della Sera.According to him, these cold weather in Europe in general and Italy in particular, was for more than 20 years. "Blame the distribution of the Siberian anticyclone" — added Nuchera.Thus, according to the forecast weather site, Tuesday and Wednesday, the cold will come first in the northern part of Italy, in the mountains where the temperature could drop at night to minus 15 degrees Celsius, and then possess the cold central regions — Tuscany, Umbria and Marche .In the central and southern parts of Italy is expected cold wind that came from the "Russian steppes," warns the newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore. "Given the sharp drop in temperature, snow may fall even in Rome and Naples" — the newspaper notes.About the upcoming "extreme" cold readers in Monday warned as German and Swiss publications.Prepared by: According to RIA Novosti and ITAR-TASS

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