Up to 3 m (10 feet) of fresh snow hits Valcea, Romania

Up to 3 m (10 feet) of fresh snow hits Valcea, Romania

Up to 3 m (10 feet) of snow fell in a mountain resort in Valcea, Romania, in 7 days to March 28, 2021. This county usually sees the heaviest snow and precipitation around May. Heavy snow blanketed the mountain resort Varful Lui Roman in Valcea County. The owner…

Proof of magma reservoir beneath seemingly inactive Ciomadul volcano, Romania

Proof of magma reservoir beneath seemingly inactive Ciomadul volcano, Romania

The rocks in the upper crust of seemingly extinct Ciomadul volcano in Romania are 15% molten and in some regions up to 45%, a new study finds. That a seemingly dead volcano like Ciomadul is actually capable of erupting in the future calls for renewed attention to…

Major floods in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria and Romania

Major floods in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria and Romania

Severe weather, including heavy rainfall and thunderstorms, has been affecting eastern Bosnia and Herzegovina, central-southern Serbia, central-western Bulgaria and southern Romania over the past 48 hours, triggering floods. Several cities and municipalities in…

Very large tornado hits east of Bucharest, Romania

Very large tornado hits east of Bucharest, Romania

A large mesocyclonic tornado hit near Drajna Noua and Dragalina, Calarasi district, Romania on April 30, 2019, damaging homes, agricultural fields and vehicles. While damage assessment is still underway, at least 7 people were injured. Most of them after the twister…

Romania’s nuclear plant disconnects reactor after glitch

Romania’s nuclear plant disconnects reactor after glitch

One of the reactors has been disconnected from the grid in Cernavodă nuclear power plant, Romania on March 29, 2018, due to a glitch in the electrical system. Nuclearelectrica, the operator of the plant, said the problem occurred on Unit 2 on Thursday and that…

Severe storm kills 8, injures at least 140 in western Romania

Severe storm kills 8, injures at least 140 in western Romania

A severe storm that swept over parts of Croatia and Serbia on Saturday and Sunday, September 17, 2017, killed 8 people and injured at least 140 as it reached western Romania late Sunday. Most of those who died were hit by falling trees or flying objects. According…

Major snowstorm disrupts traffic in Romania and Ukraine

Major snowstorm disrupts traffic in Romania and Ukraine

A major snowstorm blanketed parts of Romania and Ukraine on November 13, 2016, causing traffic disruptions across the affected areas. The worst of the storm affected northern Romania and western Ukraine as over 20 cm (8 inches) of snowfall was reported to fall on…