Winter arrived early in eastern Turkey's Erzurum province as the city center saw the season's first snowfall on Friday as temperatures in the city fell below one degree celsius.
Snowfall is not unusual for Erciyes, Kösedağ or Arkut, the mountain regions of Turkey in September. But the change in weather still came as a bit of a shock to inhabitants of the highest city of Turkey when they woke up to their city center covered in a layer of snow.
The major ski centers in the country have also already recorded the season's first snow. The snow depth in Erzurum's Palandöken Ski Center now stands at 12 centimeters, while another ski resort, Kartalkaya, has also received significant snowfall.