Seems like summer just ended. But already ground frost and wintry snow are gripping large parts of Europe.
The following chart shows the situation right now at 8 p.m. CET.
Across much of Central and Eastern Europe temperatures are down in the single digits Centigrade. Source: www.wetterzentrale.de
At Facebook Severe Weather Europe posted photos taken today in Romania, in Southeast Europe. At 600 meters elevation snow has blanketed the ground.
Snow blankets Romania. Source, and more photos: Severe Weather Europe
This of course is in stark contradiction to the earlier projections of snow would be a thing of the past. WetterOnline here also reports of snow in Romania with photos. Again this only reinforces the trend that Europe has been cooling over the past 2 decades.
The cold is expected to intensify over the next few days with surface frost spreading widely across much of Central Europe.
I guess I’m going to have to give up on palm trees making it up here.