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Heavy Snowfall Surprises Slovenia

Ljubljana, 19 March - After the warmest winter on record, Slovenia was taken by surprise on Monday. Morning rain turned into heavy snow throughout the country by the afternoon, causing major traffic problems on many main roads in the country and congestion in city centres.

Ljubljana.
Up to 30 centimetres of snow fell in Ljubljana overnight.
Photo: Domen Grögl/STA

Ljubljana.
Vreme, sneg.
Sneg na ljubljanskih ulicah.
Foto: Domen Grögl/STA

Ljubljana.
Up to 30 centimetres of snow fell in Ljubljana overnight.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana.
Up to 30 centimetres of snow fell in Ljubljana overnight.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana.
Up to 30 centimetres of snow fell in Ljubljana overnight.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana.
Up to 30 centimetres of snow fell in Ljubljana overnight.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana.
Roads in Slovenia were turned into a winter wonderland in a matter of hours.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Dravograd.
Roads in Slovenia were turned into a winter wonderland in a matter of hours.
Photo: Vesna Pusnik Brezovnik/STA

Kranjska Gora.
The heaviest snowing was reported from high-lying areas, including ski resorts such as Kranjska Gora.
Photo: Tinkara Zupan/STA

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