From Friday, Istanbul is expected to come under the influence of the Icelandic low-pressure system. According to forecasts, temperatures will drop noticeably from the evening hours. It will remain at minus degrees in the following days.
STRONG SNOW IS EXPECTED
As of 21:10.00 am on Friday, January XNUMX, heavy rain is expected in most of Istanbul, sleet in Çatalca, Arnavutköy, Sarıyer, Beykoz and Şile in the evening, and heavy snowfall in the whole city as of midnight.
THE SYSTEM IS EFFECTIVE BY MIDDLE WEEK
It is predicted that the snowfall, which is expected to be effective on Saturday and Sunday, will continue until the middle of next week. While it is evaluated that there may be icing and frost events in most of Istanbul, this snowfall is likely to affect life negatively, unlike the light snowfalls experienced in the past weeks.
SNOW CAN AFFECT LIFE NEGATIVELY
From the districts below the E-5, where the majority of the population lives in Istanbul, to cover the surface; It is stated that the sections between the Bosphorus and the TEM highway and the north of the TEM and at high points may experience a snow accumulation at the ankle and in places at the knee level.
IMM TAKES MEASURES
Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) took measures to prevent Istanbul from being adversely affected by snowfall. Teams will work 4 hours a day to keep the city's 23 thousand 24 kilometers long road network under the responsibility of IMM open.
7 thousand 421 STAFF, 1.582 VEHICLES WILL BE ON DUTY 7/24
It is ready for duty with a total of 7 thousand 421 personnel, 1.582 snow-fighting vehicles and construction equipment. A total of 350 tons of salt and a total of 206.056 tons of solution in 64 different tanks are kept ready for snow-fighting at stations installed at 1.290 different points in Istanbul.
33 CONSTRUCTION MACHINES ARE ON WORK ON METROBUS LINE
While 142 tractors with buckets will be assigned to keep the village roads open, 11 cranes and rescuers will be on duty. Along the Metrobus route, 33 construction machines will be ready to respond to any negativities that may arise.
AKOM urges Istanbulites to be cautious
In the statement made by AKOM, it was reminded that all precautions were taken and that Istanbul residents should be prepared and cautious against the negative effects that may occur due to cold weather and possible snowfall.