View Full Version : Extreme cold weather hits Europe [GALLERY]

05-02-12, 06:27 PM
Frigid temperatures have gripped Europe in the last week, with the mercury reaching as low as 35 degrees Celsius below zero. After what had been a relatively mild winter, the sudden cold caught many unprepared. Eastern Europe is hardest hit, with over 100 deaths in Ukraine, and with over 11,000 people in remote villages cut off by snow in Serbia. Most of the fatalities recorded have been homeless people found frozen to death outside, and emergency tents with hot meals have been set up to help them in several affected countries. Russia and Poland are mobilizing help for the homeless. Travel in Romania has been chaos as a blizzard hampered efforts to clear both rails and roads. Recorded temperatures in Italy were the lowest in 27 years.


Skiers approach Wendelstein church near Bayrischzell, Germany on January 31, 2012.


A homeless man emerges from Warsaw's underground heating duct where he lives on February 2, 2012


Emin Hotovic, 55, carries a 25-kilo sack of flour and some groceries to his remote village of Hotani, Bosnia on February 2, 2012


People walk on frozen Black Sea waters next to an ice-covered dam in Constanta, Romania on February 1, 2012.


A snow kiter makes his way on the Schauinsland mountain near Freiburg, Germany on February 1, 2012.


A stray dog sleeps in the snow in Bucharest on January 26, 2012.


A man rides a horse in the village of Vrapce, Serbia on February 1, 2012.


A horse-drawn sleigh makes its way on a snowy road in Klosters Monbiel, Switzerland on February 2, 2012


A man walks through blowing snow in Roncesvalles, Spain on February 2, 2012


An Orthodox Christian cathedral stands amid a winter landscape in Kiev on January 30, 2012.


People walk through the snow in Istanbul on February 1, 2012.


An gargoyle grows an icy beard in a fountain in Zurich on February 2, 2012.

18-04-12, 06:21 PM
The picture of Spain is unlike any of spain i have seen insanely cold for me.