Major Snowfall Hits The Mountains Of Greece, Turkey and Iran

Written by on December 30, 2016 in Asia, Rest of World, Winter 2016/17 with 0 Comments

Since Christmas we’ve seen 2 powerful cyclones near the Black Sea which have drawn and connected rich, moist air up from warmer southern climes with arctic air resulting in major snowfall. High elevation communities stretching from northern Greece through Turkey into Iran have been hit hard.

The Greek capital, Athens woke to a Christmas card-like scene yesterday morning.

Credit: TheOliveShop [email protected]

Credit: TheOliveShop [email protected]

Northern sections of Tehran province has witnessed crippling snowfall in the last few days.

Credit: Amir Mohsen Z [email protected]

Credit: Amir Mohsen Z [email protected]

Credit: Amir Mohsen Z [email protected]

Credit: Amir Mohsen Z [email protected]

Credit: Amir Mohsen Z [email protected]

Credit: Amir Mohsen Z [email protected]

Meanwhile in Turkey…

A record 85cm of snow fell in the southern Turkish mountain community of Karaman, elev 1000m.

Credit: Sinem Ozcelik

Check out these snow depths! (cm)

Credit: Severe Weather Turkey

A significant snowfall in Denizil, Turkey Wed night into Thu AM.

Credit: Severe Weather Turkey

Flash flooding occurred in lower elevations of Turkey. This was Mercin.

Credit: Severe Weather Turkey

Impressive snow depth in the mountains across Turkey.

Credit: Pivatol Weather

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