Germany freezing due to snow ‘blanketing millions’ of solar panel – Heavy snowfall grips Istanbul – Soon headed for Athens

And 30,000 wind turbines are idle because there is no wind. See video.
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Germany is held up as the world’s solar and wind capital by “renewables luvvies” but Germans are freezing through winter due to “millions of solar panels blanketed in snow” and turbines sitting idle, according to Rowan Dean.

“Germany’s long been held up by the likes of these renewable luvvies, they say Germany’s the world’s great wind and solar capital,” Mr Dean said. “But as we speak millions of solar panels are blanketed in snow and 30,000 wind turbines are sitting idle because there’s no wind.

“Freezing Germans shivering in their lederhosen’s are desperate for coal fired power to heat up their wurst and sauerkraut.”

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Heavy snowfall grips Istanbul, Turkish Thrace, shuts waterways. FEB 14, 2021

Snow began to fall over Istanbul, Turkey’s most populated city, late Saturday, commencing a week of projected sleet amid fears of a harsh winter the city has not experienced in years

The long-rumored and feared cold front coupled with heavy snowfall arrived in Istanbul after moving in from the country’s northwestern Thrace region.

By midnight, much of the city was covered in white, with the Asian districts of the 15-million megapolis being the last to receive heavy snowfall.

The Turkish State Meteorological Service (TSMS) and Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality’s (IBB) Disaster Coordination Center (AKOM) had previously warned Istanbulites that the snowfall could last for five days with a severe drop in temperatures.

Despite the ongoing weekend and nighttime curfews throughout the nation, traffic levels remain high due to decreased public transport ridership over COVID-19.

A blanket of snow covered much of Istanbul by Sunday morning, which weather forecasts say will increase throughout the day. Except for brief respites, the snowfall is expected to linger until Thursday.

https://www.dailysabah.com/turkey/istanbul/heavy-snowfall-grips-istanbul-turkish-thrace-shuts-waterways

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Snow Falls In Greece Due To Cold Weather System. 14th February, 2021

Temperatures in Greece fell below freezing on Sunday with snow hitting many parts of the country.

It’s down to a low pressure weather system, dubbed “Medea”, that’s currently in its first phase.

It first arrived in northern and central Greece with snowfall making traveling and transportation more difficult.

According to the National Observatory of Athens weather service, after Sunday afternoon the bad weather should improve in the north and head east and south.

It’s expected to extend to lower altitudes and even the northern suburbs of Athens.

https://www.republicworld.com/world-news/europe/snow-falls-in-greece-due-to-cold-weather-system.html

Thanks to Argiris Diamantis and Winston Smith for these links

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February 14, 2021 at 04:36PM

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