BBC weather: Europe braces for more snowfall and thunderstorms | Weather | News


Thunderstorms are expected to rock Greece on Wednesday. The weather will also become more wet and wintery in Spain, while France will continue to experience snowfall. The weather conditions vary across Europe as Turkey is set for sunshine this week. It comes as Severe Weather EU has claimed the polar vortex is set to “collapse” by the end of the year which creates acute winter conditions and can lead to extreme weather.

BBC meteorologist Susan Powell said: “We have seen some remarkable storms across Europe in the last few days.

“The area of low pressure responsible is slowly drifting eastwards.

“We will see the focus of the worst weather switching towards the Balkans as far north as Hungary as far east as Romania in the next 48 hours.

“For Wednesday sunshine for Turkey, heavy thunderstorms though for Greece.”

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Last week heavy snow brought the French city Saint Etienne to a standstill. 

French residents were stranded in 15cm snow.

300,00 households have been deprived of electricity in France as the weather rocks the country.

France has been facing “gale-force” winds, excess of 100mm of rain and significant snowfall.

“Still pretty cold with further snow across northern parts of Scandinavia.”

Last week Italy declared a state of emergency after fierce floods tore across its city of canals, Venice.

Two people have died as a result of the city being hit by floods reaching the highest water levels seen for more than 50 years.

Officials have warned that another surge is expected and could, in fact, worsen the flooding across the region.

Flood levels in the floating city hit the second-highest recorded level this week, hitting 1.87m (74 inches) on Tuesday night amid torrential rain. 

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