Europe is currently experiencing an unprecedented cold snap, with record-low temperatures and snow covering very unusual places, thus disrupting train and airplane traffic. On February 27, 2018, the first snow since 1956 fell in Naples covering the southern Italian city in a white mantle. A few hundred nautical miles away, some southern Corsica beaches were covered with white powder. A pretty rare event in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea!

First snow since 1956 covers Naples, Italy

Normally around 5°C (41°F) in February, the temperature in Naples dropped below 0°C on September 27, 2018. The cold snap was responsible for the first snow in Naples since 1956 – more than 60 years! This record snow was responsible for traffic chaos:

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First snow in Naples, Italy since 1956. via VK
First snow in Naples, Italy since 1956, naples snow february 2018, naples snow february 2018 pictures
First snow in Naples, Italy since 1956. via VK
First snow in Naples, Italy since 1956, naples snow february 2018, naples snow february 2018 pictures
First snow in Naples, Italy since 1956. via VK
First snow in Naples, Italy since 1956, naples snow february 2018, naples snow february 2018 pictures
First snow in Naples, Italy since 1956. via VK
First snow in Naples, Italy since 1956, naples snow february 2018, naples snow february 2018 pictures
First snow in Naples, Italy since 1956. via VK
First snow in Naples, Italy since 1956, naples snow february 2018, naples snow february 2018 pictures
First snow in Naples, Italy since 1956. via VK
First snow in Naples, Italy since 1956, naples snow february 2018, naples snow february 2018 pictures
First snow in Naples, Italy since 1956. via VK
First snow in Naples, Italy since 1956, naples snow february 2018, naples snow february 2018 pictures
First snow in Naples, Italy since 1956. via VK
First snow in Naples, Italy since 1956, naples snow february 2018, naples snow february 2018 pictures
First snow in Naples, Italy since 1956. via VK
First snow in Naples, Italy since 1956, naples snow february 2018, naples snow february 2018 pictures
First snow in Naples, Italy since 1956. via VK

Snow-covered beach in Southern Corsica, France

Meanwhile, on the Island of Corsica in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, some beaches turned white covered with unprecedented snow brought by the same brutal cold low pressure.

But don’t worry guys, it seems that the weather will get warmer in the next few days… At least this satellite animation says so:

Stay warm until the polar vortex fuses together again!

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