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09th Jan 2019

At least seven killed in avalanches as even more snow storms set to hit Europe

Rory Cashin

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So far the snow storms have claimed lives in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Greece.

Siberian winds sweeping across Europe have brought with them snow storms and low temperatures that parts of mainland Europe haven’t witnessed in decades.

The Independent are reporting that separate avalanche events have claimed lives in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, while at least three people have died in Greece (via local news outlet Novinite) due to the extreme cold.

Accuweather have made a prediction for the upcoming week for the regions, and it doesn’t look good:

“Another blast of cold winds and snow will impact areas from Germany into the Alps and surrounding countries on Wednesday and Thursday,” the forecast reads.

“Cold air from Scandinavia and western Russia will be pulled into central and eastern Europe on Wednesday, setting the stage for widespread snowfall.

“While the highest elevations will get the heaviest snowfall, low elevations will still be at risk for accumulating snowfall both Wednesday and Thursday.”

BBC Weather has also warned that mainland Europe is bracing for some “dangerous” weather conditions as some parts could see up to two metres of snow in the next 48 hours.

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