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Monday, 08 February 2021, 21:30 UTC

Mean see level Pressure and 500 hPa Geopotential, 10.02., 12 Z
Data Source: Modellzentrale
Temperature 850 hPa, 11.02., 12 Z
Data Source: Wetterzentrale
2m Minimum Temperature, 10.02., 06 UTC
Data Source: Wetterzentrale
Snow depth, 10.02., 12 Z
Data Source: Modellzentrale

Strong Cold surge
Middle and east Europe

Issued: Monday, 08 February 2021, 21:30 UTC

Strong cold surge will affect large parts of east and middle europe with minimum temperatures between -15 and -30C! The event takes place between 09 and 14 February, with a first highlight at the 11 February.


Very cold air is advected between a high pressure system over Scandinavia and low pressure systems from south France to south east europe from eastern Russia to middle europe. In the continental dry air the temperature will fall in the night to Wednesday up to -25C in larger areas from central and eastern Germany to Poland and Czech. At day the temperature will lie in these areas under -10C. In combination with the eastern wind the windchill temperature will be between -15 and -20C. Staying outside for extended periods of time at these temperatures without appropiate protection can result in frostbite! The peak of the cold wave will be reached on Thursday. Then, low temperatures between -15 and -25C are expected from southern Germany to Poland and local up to -30C in eastern Germany and parts of Poland! The cold spell with permafrost and daytime lows below -10C is expected to last until at least Sunday 24 February.

Issued: February 08, 2021, 21:30 UTC

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