After I woke up this morning at 7:30 I went onto the balcony and snow was falling from the sky. The snow was very light and did not hit the ground, but it was heavier than the snow on Saturday. The last snowfall was in the horrendous winter of 2001-2002.

For the last couple of days, no Turkish city has had a predicted maximum temperature of more than 11 degrees according to the NTV weather news. Much of the country is under a blanket of snow, including Istanbul. In Istanbul, shipping through the Bosphorous (and Dardanelles) has stopped, schools are closed and business is significantly disrupted.

Click on the link to the right to see Mersin’s current and forecast weather.

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