In spite of the recent predictions quoted in the local media about a relentless winter, more severe than in previous years, the National Meteorological Administration (ANM) has issued a forecast stating quite the opposite. The November – January interval is thus expected to be more gentle than usual, while extreme phenomena are not, however, disregarded.
“What I am saying is the fact we will have a normal winter, even more gentle than usual. This does not mean, however, that in certain areas, for a week or even longer, minus 35 degrees or heavy snows will not be registered. It all depends on the way in which what we now have on maps will distribute on the country’s territory and for how long they will occur monthly, a fact that cannot be anticipated by science earlier than 10 months”, Ion Sandu, ANM director declared, quoted by Mediafax.
The prognosis, put together by Romanian meteorologists in collaboration with the European Prognosis Center, shows that in November, December and January average or above average temperatures will be reached, with some exceptions in the center and northern areas of the country, where lower temperatures are expected. The precipitation level will also be normal for this time of the year, with exceptions in the western and north – western areas of the country