Dolina di Campoluzzo, Italy: -40,0°C, last 5 mornings with -37/-40°C

It´s possible, that during next mornings, minimum temperatures in Italian Oymyakon will drop even lower, but measurements from the last 5 days say, that last 5 mornings (8.-12. February), minimum temperature in Dolina di Campoluzzo dropped to -37/-40°C /

It´s the lowest temperature in Italy in 2021, however, at the start of Major SSW, in late December 2020, there was measured only -42,6°C, what is the coldest temperature since Beast from the East 2018 (26. February 2018, -44,1°C).

Still is not fully known minimum temperature from Funtensee, Germany, where according to experts, -43°C was in Saturday morning possible / During last nights, temperature in Germanian frost valley dropped to -39,1°C.

It is very possible, that continental European temperature minimum of the winter will fall in one from these stations, or in other close station in the Italian Alps.

During a few next mornings, there will be a potential for decline of temperatures below -40°C, yet – important will be mainly expected low humidity.

Important factors for declining of temperatures are mainly extremely low relative humidity and high snow cover / and important circulation factors are mainly peaking La nina / and extreme strong negative phase of Arctic Oscillation /

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