Snow is expected in Georgia tomorrow
10 December, 2013
Snow is in the forecast throughout Georgia for tomorrow, December 11. According to the National Environment Agency, today it has brighten up in Georgia, but the weather is going to change overnight.
It will be snowing in most of western and eastern Georgia tomorrow. Blizzard conditions are in the forecast for the mountainous regions.
The nightly temperature in the lowlands of western Georgia will be -1, +4; in mountains - -11, -16; in the lowlands of eastern Georgia temperature will be -7 , -3.; in mountains -12 , -7, and in highlands -17, -12.
On December 12 snow is still expected in most areas, including in Tbilisi.
Changeable weather and snowfall will last until December 17. Afterwards the weather may clear up and improve.
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