First Snow in Sofia, Bulgaria: To Hell With It

Written by on November 29, 2016 in Bulgaria, Latest - No comments

On Monday evening, the 1.5 million inhabitants of Sofia had their first glimpse of snow since March. To many, it felt like the last snow had fallen yesterday, when they started cleaning the windshields of their vehicles again.

“I hate snow in the city”, a language teacher said in the city center. “May it fall anywhere, but not here.”

Thousands of drivers, those who were still thinking whether they should have their winter tires installed, noticed that driving was not an issue at all on Monday evening, since temperatures of around 3 degrees made sure the snow melted on the asphalt the split second it came down. But that was about to change.

The yellow bricks Boulevard Czar Osvoboditel is plastered with were slippery already yesterday evening. The driver of a 3-series BMW lost control over his car next to the Sense Hotel. It spun and crashed into the door to a business, backwards. 

According to weather forecasters, the thermometers will not go above 0 degrees until Thursday. On Wednesday night, -8 degrees are expected. It will not be much warmer during the other nights, if the forecast is right this time. Snowfall is expected through Tuesday night, while it is supposed to be sunny, but cold, for the rest of the week.

Snow in the big city? To hell with it. Snow in Bansko and other resorts? Fine.

By Imanuel Marcus

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