A warning from the Istanbul Meteorological Administration warned that snow would increase the impact and that citizens need to be aware of future heavy snowfall. After these warnings, the expected snowfall in Istanbul began to show its impact as of Wednesday.
Heavy snowfall in Istanbul in the evening
According to the latest assessment from meteorology; today (March 12), there will be intermittent, locally heavy snowfall in Istanbul. As of this evening, it is estimated that snowfall, primarily on the European side, will make it even more effective, with heavy thunderstorms in some locations.
Istanbul Governance: Snow Strength Increases Saturday Evening
Istanbul Governor Ali Ericaya also shared on Twitter, “According to the latest data from the Regional Meteorological Bureau, there will be intermittent and locally heavy snowfall in Istanbul tonight and tomorrow. It is estimated that the impact of snowfall will be even greater from Saturday evening.” Said.
Note between Saturday 18.00 and Sunday 06.00
Transport and Infrastructure Minister Adil Karaismailoğlu said snowfall could be a nuisance from Saturday 18.00 to Sunday morning 06.00.
Ekrem Imamoul, Mayor of Istanbul (IMM) “Saturday will be the day with the most snowfall” Said.
AFAD: Do not go out unless you need to
The Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) said cold and rainy weather was effective in 37 states, especially Istanbul, and said the state’s AFAD center was on the alert. The statement asked not to go out unless necessary.
Description from AKOM: Even if 87 people are not placed in the second rank
Disaster Coordination Center Meteorological Engineer Osman Çaylak, About Expected Snow in the City “1987 was a special year. The current expected situation is not as good as 1987, but we are in second place.” Said.
Weather forecast report for Saturday, March 12
According to the evaluation of the Directorate General of Meteorology, it is generally very cloudy in our country such as eastern Marmara, East Black Sea (excluding Giresun), eastern and southeastern Anatolia, Tekirdag, Balıkesir, Kutahya, Usak, Afillon Karahisar, Mersin, etc. am. , North and west of Adana, Osmaniye. It is estimated that there will be intermittent rainfall south and east of Hatay, Ankara, Eskisehir and Karaman, and south and east of the Nigde, Bol, Zonguldak, Karabuk and Duzse circles.
Heavy rain in the Sea of Marmara
Precipitation is expected in the form of rain, sleet, and snow in other areas of high rainfall, such as southeastern Anatolia, around Mersin, Hatay, and Osmaniye. It is expected to be strong locally around Istanbul, Bursa, Barquesir, Yalova, Mus and Bitlis.
Tomorrow will be ineffective in the afternoon
It is expected to snow after noon tomorrow, so you need to be aware of the negative effects of transportation interruptions, icing and frost.
Snow risk in Eastern Anatolia and the Black Sea
There is a risk of avalanches inside the Black Sea and in the highlands, as well as in the snowy slopes of Eastern Anatolia. Accretion and frost are expected throughout our country, except on the Mediterranean coast.
Seasonal subnormal temperature
Today, it has declined 2 to 4 degrees in the east, with no major changes elsewhere, and is estimated to be lower than normal for the national season.
Wind speed increases to 80KM
Winds are generally light from the north, on the eastern Mediterranean coast and southeast, light and sometimes calm from the south, strong (40-60 km / h), strong and short-termstorm (40-60 km / h) from north and northwest to north of Marmara. -It is estimated to blow at a speed of 80 km / h).