According to the last-minute news; It is wondered whether the snowfall will come with the start of the new week in Istanbul. According to the latest estimates; Istanbul will be under the influence of the cold weather on the weekend. Temperatures are expected to drop by 20 degrees as of Friday. Snowfall is expected in Istanbul and the entire Marmara Region on Sunday, February 14. On the other hand, a last-minute statement came from Meteorology: A yellow warning was given for Istanbul.
According to the last-minute evaluation made by the meteorology, temperatures above the seasonal norms will drop 10 degrees from Friday. It is estimated that the cold weather, which will be highly effective throughout the country, will bring snowfall. On the other hand, Meteorology Specialist Prof. Dr. Orhan Sen stated that the temperatures would decrease by 20 degrees. Here are the latest developments…
In the statement made by the General Directorate of Meteorology, it was said, “It is estimated that the air temperatures will be 6 to 12 degrees above the seasonal norms until Friday, starting from the northwest on Friday and will fall under the ground, around the seasonal norms in the north, inner and western parts at the weekend.”
According to the announcement made by the General Directorate, the wind is expected to blow from the south and southwest directions in the North Aegean and Marmara regions as a strong storm (40-70 kilometers per hour) until tomorrow morning.
It is estimated that the wind will blow in the form of a strong storm (40-70 kilometers per hour) in the north of Central Anatolia, the Western Black Sea and the inner parts of the Central and Eastern Black Sea from tonight to tomorrow evening.
For this reason, it is important to be careful and cautious against possible disruptions in transportation, tree and pole falling, roof flying, stove, and flue gas poisoning.
General Directorate experts, who gave information to the AA correspondent on the subject, stated that Turkey is still under the influence of the southern winds starting from the western regions due to the low pressure that is effective in Central and Eastern Europe and the related facade systems and that this causes a strong lodos storm.
ANKARA WARNED ITS PEOPLE
By the Governorship of Ankara, from today until tomorrow night, a storm warning was made and citizens were warned against any adverse events that may occur.
In the statement made on the Twitter account of the Governorship, it was said, “According to meteorological data, since the wind is expected to blow in the form of a storm from today (Tuesday) until tomorrow evening, we request our citizens to be careful against negativities such as roof flying, stove and flue gas poisoning, transportation disruptions.”
WARNING FOR 7 PROVINCES
Strong winds and storms are expected in Cankiri, Duzce, Zonguldak, Bartin, Karabuk, Bolu and Kirikkale.
According to the written statement made by the 9th Regional Directorate of Meteorology, a strong, occasionally moving storm will be effective in 7 provinces from today until tomorrow evening.
The speed of strong winds and storms is predicted to reach up to 70 kilometers per hour.
In the statement, it was asked to be cautious against negativities such as stove and flue gas poisoning, tree and pole falling, roof flying, and transportation disruptions.
STORM WAS EFFECTIVE IN MARMARA
The General Directorate made a storm warning for the Marmara Sea and the Western Black Sea yesterday, and the wind in these regions was effective in the form of a storm of 6 to 8 and 9 forces.
The storm, which was effective in Istanbul, caused the roofs of buildings to fly, boats to sink and trees to fall.
20 DEGREES TEMPERATURE DROP
Meteorology Specialist Prof. Dr. Orhan Sen answered Ece Celik’s question “Where do these temperatures come from?”
Sen stated that the temperatures were caused by the pressure system and made the following explanations:
“We have a high-pressure system on us. It does not let the low-pressure system to come from above. Therefore, temperatures increase with the streams from the south. The high pressure system will weaken at the weekend and cold weather will be effective. However, we will experience these high temperatures for 5 more days. This situation shows the anomalies Turkey experienced due to climate change. The increase in severe floods and precipitation and the 25 degrees temperature in February stem from global climate change.”
Bogazici University Kandilli Observatory Meteorology Laboratory President Adil Tek stated that a cold air wave will come from Thrace on Saturday evening and said:
“We will experience a temperature drop close to 20 degrees. Both temperatures will drop and there will be snowfall. There will be snowfalls the next week. The models show snow on the weekend, but we can make a healthier forecast about snow tomorrow or Thursday. Although the snow and cold weather wave comes next week, February seems to be above average. A week of cold weather cannot make us say we are back to winter, we look at the changes in the climate by looking at monthly averages.”
TURKEY’S WEATHER FORECAST
Torrential rain is expected in coastal regions and Eastern Anatolia on Tuesday. However, the air temperature will be above seasonal norms and even the air temperature in the Black Sea reaches 25 degrees.
On Wednesday, torrential rain will be effective across the country. Torrential rain is expected in many provinces, especially in Istanbul. Heavy downpours will be seen in Izmir, Mugla, Antalya, Adana, Hatay, Sanliurfa, Osmaniye, Gaziantep, and Kilis.
On Thursday, torrential rain leaves the dormitory except for coastal areas. A cloudy weather in Istanbul and a sunny weather in Ankara will be effective.
The downpour that affects the coastal areas on Thursday is spreading to most of the country on Friday. As of Friday, the air temperatures will start to decrease.
On Saturday, snow is expected in Duzce, Zonguldak, Bartin, Gumushane and Bayburt.
Slush is expected on February 14
NTV Meteorology Editor Dilek Caliskan said, “The real winter begins now. In this 10-day period, we will see dry cold when we do not have rainfall, and snowfall when it rains.” and added saying, “Although it is not clear where and how much it will rain yet, according to current estimates, it seems that on February 14, snowfall will be heavy in the Black Sea Region, in the high regions of the Marmara Region and in the inner parts of the country.
Stating that snowfalls can be seen frequently as long as the cold weather remains, Caliskan said, “Istanbul will see snowfall in this long-winded cold weather. It is estimated that slush on February 14th, snowfall on the 16th.”
On the other hand, the weekly weather forecast of 9-15 February shared by the General Directorate of Meteorology was as follows:
“It is estimated that the air temperatures will be 6 to 12 degrees above the seasonal norms until Friday, starting from the northwest on Friday, and will be below freezing to the seasonal norms in the north, inner and western parts at the weekend.”
Source: Milliyet / Translated by Irem Yildiz