A sunny summit for world leaders, snowfall for the east

Published 12.11.2015 23:17

Antalya, which is set to host heads of state and government officials from around the world for the G20 summit, will have warm weather throughout the summit, meteorologists say. Temperatures will fluctuate between 21 and 23 degrees Celsius throughout the week and on the two days of the summit, Nov. 15 and Nov. 16. The city will be spared the harsh weather and snowfall that has engulfed the eastern regions of Turkey.

No precipitation is anticipated in the Mediterranean Turkish city, a popular vacation resort. Forecasts show partly cloudy and sunny weather with the lowest temperature being 15 degrees Celsius at night.

Belek, the district where the hotels and summit venue are located, will have the highest temperature on Nov. 14 and Nov. 17 at 23 degrees Celsius. On the two days of the leaders' summit, temperatures are predicted as 21 and 22 degrees respectively for Sunday and Monday.

Meanwhile in Kars and Ardahan, two provinces in eastern and northeastern Turkey respectively, temperatures dropped as low as -2 degrees Celsius on Wednesday night. A further drop is expected in temperatures until the weekend. After heavy precipitation, snow as deep as 22 centimeters high was reported on higher ground in Erzurum, an eastern city notorious for its freezing weather in the winter. The roads to the remote villages in the region were closed due to heavy snow on Wednesday and Thursday.

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