Arctic winter will arrive to Slovakia on Epiphany

On the Epiphany – January 6 – the first arctic day of this winter season is expected by meteorologists.

Winter in DonovalyWinter in Donovaly (Source: Sme - Ján Krošlák)

Temperatures should fall to minus 9 to minus 15°C during the day, in the south of western and central Slovakia to minus 4 to minus 8°C on January 6.

The arctic weather will continue also on Saturday, January 7, the TASR newswire cites the Slovak Hydrometeorological Institute.

During Thursday, January 5, temperatures are expected to gradually decline, accompanied by a strong northern wind, and by evening the temperature will fall to minus 10 or 15°C in most places – even lower temperatures in the north, around minus 7 in the south.

“The feeling will be very cold,” SHMÚ meteorologist Miroslav Šinger wrote in his analysis, as cited by TASR. Night temperatures may decline to minus 18°C in some places around Slovakia.

On the morning of January 7, temperatures may fall as low as minus 25°C in some places – which is an exceptional figure not occurring every winter. “In the past 15 winters, this figure was measured in nine seasons, at at least one of our weather stations; but in the past 10 winters, only one was recorded in which more than one day was as cold,” Šinger summed up.

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