The wave of low temperatures sweeping across northern Europe, which has already caused serious traffic problems in some areas of Sweden and Denmark, is also hitting cities like Moscow, which will celebrate Orthodox Christmas today at minus 24 degrees, and Oslo, where a weather station near the capital recorded a temperature below 30 degrees below zero for the first time. In the United Kingdom and Italy they suffer a rain storm.

An official weather station in Oslo has recorded for the first time a temperature below 30 degrees below zero in a municipality near the capital, a new cold record for the province.

The thermometer has reached 31.1 degrees below zero in Bjørnholt, about 19 kilometers north of Oslo. Before this extreme cold, the record was 28.8 degrees below zero in 2011.

While the coldest night in all of Norway has been recorded at the Dagali airport measuring station, located between Oslo and Bergen, with 35.6 degrees below zero.

The thermometers in the Russian capital have recorded temperatures of up to 25 degrees below zero this Sunday on a day when Orthodox Christmas is celebrated, traditionally one of the coldest days of the year.

Specialists from the Fobos meteorological center have highlighted that the 25.2 degrees below zero that the Tushino neighborhood reached “are 12 degrees less than the climatic norm” for this time of year.

Low temperatures have also skyrocketed in the region surrounding the capital to 30.4 degrees below zero in the case of the town of Klin.

The Siberian cold has been in the Russian capital all week, with temperatures below 25 degrees below zero, “something that had not been seen for 74 years,” according to the meteorologist at the Phobos Center, Mijaíl Leus.

The British Government’s Environment Agency warned the population this Saturday that they must remain alert due to the continued risk of flooding in several parts of England, due to Storm Henk that is still hitting the United Kingdom.

The agency noted in a statement that, although some 45,000 properties have been able to protect themselves from the floods caused by rain in recent days, some 1,800 have been flooded.

The effects of river overflows are expected to continue to be felt to a greater or lesser extent until Monday in the central English counties of Midlands and Lincolnshire and along the banks of the River Thames, the agency says.

Several regions in Italy are on alert due to heavy rain, extreme cold and wind gusts of more than 100 kilometers per hour.

Rain has been ravaging the northeast and central regions of the country all weekend, such as Lazio, Sardinia and Sicily, rainfall that has been spreading to the rest of the south, especially in the lower Tyrrhenian regions such as Campania.

In Venice this Saturday, residents woke up to the ‘acqua alta’, the tide that sometimes occurs in the lagoon and flooded the city with 97 cm of water.

Five people have been trapped since Saturday afternoon in the Krizna cave, in the southwest of Slovenia, due to the intense rains that are hitting the region and preventing access to rescue teams who, predictably, will not be able to travel to the place. see you Monday.

This was confirmed today by the head of the Slovenian Speleological Service, Walter Zakrajsek, in a press conference in which he assured that those trapped, a couple and their adult daughter, as well as two guides, are fine. They are in a safe place although deep inside the cave, about 2,400 meters from the entrance. A team of divers was able to reach those trapped last night and provide them with food and water, in an action that took several hours.

“We are going to wait for the water to recede to a level that guarantees its safe evacuation from the cave,” Zakrajsek explained, quoted by the Slovenian agency STA.

Hydrologists estimate that the remission of the water could make the rescue possible on Monday, although they admit that they cannot predict it with certainty because various flows of water reach the cave from different directions. “They are in a safe place, they are not in danger of death and, at the moment, they have no health problems. They have food and are in good mental condition,” local authorities said.