Many parts of Europe were covered in snow in mid-January 2021.
10 June 2022
18 January 2021
By Jochen Kerkmann and José Prieto (EUMETSAT) and Ivan Smiljanic (CGI)
Although it's not unusual to get snow in January in Europe, it is more unusual to see so much of Europe covered at the same time. The Meteosat-11 and MODIS imagery shows that there was snow on the ground in areas from Spain up to Russia and from Finland across to Greece.
Freezing temperatures & snowfall across Europe
Parts of Europe were affected by unusually low temperatures and heavy snowfall.
January 2017: freezing temperatures and snow in Central and Southern Europe
Freezing temperatures and snow hit Central and Southern Europe in January 2017.
Heavy snowfall, floods and high winds in Europe
In early January 2017 two winter storms brought extreme weather to many parts of Europe.
Parts of Europe with almost 100% snow cover
Some parts of Europe had almost 100% snow cover after wintry weather in mid-January.