Tag: snow
Macedonia 14.10.21 | 10:45

Mavrovo – Debar road closed for heavy vehicles due to snow

Due to snow, trucks and other heavy vehicles are banned from the Mavrovo – Debar road. The order was put in place this morning.

Macedonia 08.10.21 | 13:40

First snow on Mt. Pelister

The Bitola region saw its first snow of the year, with the popular Pelister resort covered in white this morning. Temperatures dropped across Macedonia yesterday and while most of the country is under clouds and lots of rain, the mountains are seeing light snowfalls.

Macedonia 22.03.21 | 09:29

Snow cleared from the vital mountain passes

Road crews were able to clear some of the main mountain passes from the snow that keeps falling since Sunday morning. After initial bans for movement by heavy trucks, the Gjavato mountain pass between Bitola and Ohrid, and the road between Struga and the Albanian border crossing of Kafasan have been...

Macedonia 14.03.21 | 11:11

Cold and rainy week ahead

Forecasters expect a notably colder week to come, with Sunday as the last relatively warm and sunny day. Temperatures today will reach up to 20 degrees, but starting Monday, we can expect a strong northern wind that will knock temperatures down by between 7 and 9 degrees. Mountainous areas will see some...

Macedonia 15.02.21 | 16:37

Border police saved six people snowed in in a mountainous village near Prilep

Border police officers saved six young people who were snowed in in the isolated village of Veprcani near Prilep. The group of people aged between 24 and 25 were from Kavadarci and went to the village on Saturday, just as heavy snow began to fall. The group was found in good condition and was evacuated...

Macedonia 14.02.21 | 18:49

City of Tetovo goes viral with its comedic inability to respond to the snow

The Tetovo municipal worker filmed casually throwing fistfulls of salt on a completely snowed in street went viral across Macedonia, and today, set to classical music, it was carried by the Swiss Blick daily newspaper. Tetovo is notoriously congested even during the best of times, and this weekend it...

Macedonia 14.02.21 | 18:36

Municipal authorities caught completely off guard by the snow

The heavy snow that fell on Macedonia over the weekend badly disrupted traffic, caused fatalities and added to the difficulties the citizens are facing because of the coronavirus pandemic. Even at the ceremony held at the Tabanovce border crossing, where Serbia delivered a donation of nearly 5,000 Pfizer...

Macedonia 14.02.21 | 13:31

Driver killed in an accident near Gostivar as heavy snow makes many roads hazardous

A motorist was killed in a traffic accident on the Gostivar – Kicevo road. Two passengers were also badly injured. All of them are in their 50-ies. The vehicle, a BMW with Swiss license plates, slid off the road due to the heavy snow around midnight. Local and national authorities were caught flat-footed...

Macedonia 14.02.21 | 13:27

Skopje – Veles highway is extremely dangerous due to uncleaned snow

Motorists driving along the Skopje – Veles highway, one of the main infrastructure links in Macedonia, are reporting that it is left completely unplowed after the major snowfall of yesterday and today. The highway is a major link between Macedonia and Greece and while the border is closed for most...

Macedonia 14.02.21 | 10:52

Accidents reported across Macedonia as the roads turn into skating rinks

Traffic accidents are being reported all over Macedonia, as snow has made roads impassable. Trucks are banned from commuting on mountain passes between Ohrid and Kicevo, Kicevo – Gostivar, Resen and Ohrid, Bitola and Resen and Debar – Struga, to prevent blocking the roads entirely. In the...

Macedonia 14.02.21 | 10:12

Blast of winter – deep snow covers Macedonia as temperatures drop well below zero

After a mild winter, Macedonia is now experiencing serious cold. Snow fell non-stop throughout the country over the weekend, covering even the low-lying parts of the country. Temperatures dropped down to minus 18 degrees in the Popova Sapka ski resort, and -15 in Mavrovo and Krusevo. Even southern cities...

Macedonia 12.02.21 | 09:03

Snowy and very cold weekend ahead

Overnight a major drop in temperatures came over across Macedonia and the region. Forecasters expect lows between -9 and -1 degrees today, and daily highs between -2 and 6. During the weekend, snow is expected across Macedonia, especially in the south-west of the country. Temperatures will remain low,...

Macedonia 12.01.21 | 13:37

Cold and snowy days ahead

A period of dropping temperatures and snow are expected starting tomorrow afternoon. Forecasters expect that the western parts of Macedonia will see the most snow. The rest of the country will initially see a thin layer of snow, except for higher elevations. The snow falls will end by Friday but the...

Macedonia 08.12.20 | 18:44

Snow and strong rain expected tomorrow

After a lengthy dry period, forecasters are predicting strong rain and snow tomorrow. Some parts of Macedonia will see up to 20 liters of rain per square meter. The long dry spell greatly reduced water levels in the lakes and aquifiers and any rain is more than welcome.

Macedonia 27.05.20 | 12:14

Unexpected snow falls on the highest mountains in Macedonia

An unexpected cold spell caused rare late May snowfalls at the highest mountains in Macedonia. The Popova Sapka ski resort, Pelister over Bitola and other mountains saw snow today and temperatures below zero. The cold and wet weather is expected to last until the end of the week.

Macedonia 20.04.20 | 15:48

Rain and even snow expected starting tomorrow

The weather across Macedonia is about to take a turn for the worse starting Monday evening. Rains and strong winds are expected, and temperatures will drop noticeably. On Wednesday, forecasters even expect snow in the mountains.

Macedonia 01.04.20 | 10:29

Snow storm over Macedonia

Macedonia woke up covered with snow this morning. An unusual April snow-storm is reported from across the country and it will continue to fall throughout the day. Lower areas along the Vardar river valley get rain instead of the snow. The mountains and the Pelagonija valley will se up to 20 centimeters...

Macedonia 23.03.20 | 11:35

Surprise snowstorm blankets Macedonia

An unexpected snow-storm blanketed Macedonia this morning after days of warm weather that enticed much of the public to disregard calls to stay at home to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. Temperatures are 10 to 15 degrees below the average of the previous days, and a strong northern wind blows along...

Balkans 07.02.20 | 22:09

Heavy snowfall cuts off Macedonians living in Gora, urgent measures sought from Albanian authorities

The Macedonian Association “Ilinden” in Tirana is demanding urgent measures from the Albanian government after snow has blocked all roads for Macedonians in Gora. In the reaction, the Association says that snowfall in recent days has completely blocked villages in the area, in northern Albania. As...

Macedonia 24.01.20 | 12:55

Silegov defends the snow removal contract: I’m not a Nobel prize winner to know if snow is going to fall

Skopje Mayor Petre Silegov publicly defended the cleaning snow, under which the city will pay a million EUR to the Apolo company despite the fact that almost no snow fell so far. In defense of the contract, Silegov said that “I’m not a Nobel prize winner” to predict if snow is going...