The coldest place in continental Europe on Saturday, 4. December 2021 in Slovakia!
Although, -20,0°C hasn´t been in the wider Central European region reached, central Slovakia surprised with very cold -18,0°C. It is a station situated below 1000 MASL.
This temperature was measured in Dobšinská Ľadová Jaskyňa, in Gemer region, translated to English as “Dobšinská Ice Cave” /illustration picture from the cave below/.
Only during the last week, 50-year frosts up to -37,5°C hit Scandinavia /https://mkweather.com/brutally-cold-weather-in-scandinavia-legendary-frosts-in-sweden-375c-norway-369c-and-finland-340c-and-below-40c-is-forecasted-the-coldest-seasonal-temperatures-in-50//, -22,0°C appeared in France, 1005 MASL /https://mkweather.com/220c-in-pontets-france//, -19,6°C in France, 975 MASL /https://mkweather.com/combe-de-loscence-france-196c-in-975-masl//, 50-year frosts in Grenoble, France (-10,0°C: https://mkweather.com/grenoble-france-384-masl-100c-the-coldest-temperatures-in-the-region-minimally-in-the-last-50-years/), severe frosts in Italy /https://mkweather.com/italy-314c-in-the-alps-and-178c-in-populated-areas// – only -15°C in 800 MASL /https://mkweather.com/northern-italy-with-15c-in-lower-situated-areas-rare-snow-in-sicily-and-sardinia-forecast//, -18,0°C in Switzerland around 1000 MASL /https://mkweather.com/la-brevine-switzerland-180c//, or -17,8°C in Estonia /https://mkweather.com/arctic-air-has-shifted-above-the-baltic-region-and-scandinavian-capitals-southern-norway-269c-estonia-179c-oslo-160c-stockholm-120c-tallin-103c-helsinki//. Folldall – Fredheim in southern Norway in the last hours fell around -30°C /update/.
Anomalously cold air from the Alps at the weekend has shifted above the Carpathians, with the mentioned minimum -18,0°C in Slovakia.
Interesting was temeprature in St. Michael Im Lungau, Austria, 1094 MASL, -16,8°C /https://ogimet.com/cgi-bin/gsynres?ind=11148&ano=2021&mes=12&day=4&hora=18&min=0&ndays=30/
From available stations, -15,8°C was measured in Voru, Estonia, -13,6°C in Telgárt, Slovakia, -13,1°C in Ainazi, Latvia, -12,1°C in Mihálygergén, Hungary /https://www.idokep.hu/hirek/-12-fokig-hult-le-a-levego-mihalygergen/ or -11,7°C in Zakopane, Poland /https://twitter.com/IMGWmeteo/status/1467066468818952195/photo/2/. In frost basins and valleys in the Carpathians, should be temperatures around 5°C lower.
The next severe frosts are forecasted in Central Europe, Balkan, Eastern Europe, and Baltic region already between 7.-18. December /https://mkweather.com/arctic-winter-until-christmas-after-severe-blizzards-25c-in-metropolitan-areas// after severe blizzards in some regions, including densely populated lowlands with metropolitan and capital cities.
Winter conditions should persist until New Year 2022 /https://mkweather.com/winter-in-europe-will-return-around-christmas-and-new-year-2022-especially-in-the-central-and-eastern-sector-long-term-forecast-until-10-january-2022//.