Heavy snow and sub-zero winds swept through the northwest of Marmara Sea shoreline over the past weekend, with more snowfall possible in the Thrace region starting from Feb. 15 night, according to the Turkish State Meteorological Service.
Strong local snow showers, especially in the northern and inner parts of Istanbul, are expected to be effective until Feb. 18, while some parts of the metropolis will still see snowfall toward the coming weekend, albeit sunshine, according to the weather service.
Icing, blizzard and frost will continue to pose a danger for vehicles, the weather service warned, adding that heavy snowfall could cause transportation disruptions.
Turkey’s Marmara region has been under the influence of the cold front coupled with heavy snowfall hailed from the Balkans since Feb. 12.
Along with snowfall, strong winds also hit Istanbul late on Feb. 14, toppling trees on the streets.