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Powerful cold blast towards central Europe and Mediterranean later this weekend

A developing pattern across Europe suggests there will be a significant cold blast (locally 5-8°C colder than average days) from north towards central Europe and Mediterranean, starting later this weekend when a sharp cold front will be pushed across the Alps towards Italy and W Balkan peninsula. A large pool of cold airmass will spread behind the front and should extend well south towards N Africa as well. Some snow is expected from the Alps across the W Balkan countries too, along with strong downslope winds with locally hurricane force wind gusts.

Temperature anomaly across Europe. Map by

Stay tuned for further updates!