Snow firstly covered Ankara and Istanbul and then hit severe frosts, in populated regions in northeast around -20°C.
Extremely cold was in Syria, Iraq and Cyprus too, with frosts or ground frosts in lower situated, densely populated areas: e.g. Damascus (608 MASL), -1,2°C, Gecitkale, Cyprus (45 MASL), +0,2°C or Tuz, Iraq (220 MASL), +2,5°C.
In Göle, mountainous, but populated city in NE Turkey around 2000 MASL, -20,8°C was at the weekend measured.
The next coldwave is expected to come above territory of Turkey after peaking a heatwave, after 8. April 2021. The next frosts in basins and valleys and snowing in mountainous regions should appear, but along the coasts, coldwave shouldnt be so strong such as this from the end of March 2021.
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