Siberian colds hit Europe kills 50 people
At least 50 people have died in Europe due to the cold weather that has been affecting it for about a week.
After the high-pressure mass of Siberia slipped to the west and affected Europe, the number of those who lost their lives in the last six days rose to 50.
Temperatures falling 12-15 degrees below the seasonal norms at the beginning of the week are noticed on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. In Europe, where it has dropped by minus 20 degrees, Belgium and Switzerland have experienced the coldest days of the year.
While homeless people are among those, who lost their lives because of the freezing cold, a call was made for the shelters to "keep their doors open for 24 hours".
The cold wave from Siberia has brought snow to a depth of 2 meters in the Delnice town of Croatia while covering a large part of Europe under snow. In Zugspitze, Germany's highest mountain, the temperature of the night falls 30 degrees Celsius below zero.
The Geneva airport, where 1.5 million passengers travel each month, has been closed to air traffic for an indefinite period. Most flights were canceled at Glasgow airport in Scotland, which has opened on Thursday morning.
Most schools in Kosovo, Albania, the United Kingdom, Italy, and Portugal were also closed due to the storm.
It is stated that with the end of next weekend the cold wave will start to lose its effect and the air will return to normal again after the weekend. (ILKHA)