Weather service issues icy roads warning

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Tallinn in Winter in February 2021. Source: Siim Lõvi /ERR

The Estonian Weather Service issued a level one warning on Saturday warning drivers about a high risk of glazed ice on the road over the weekend as the temperature rises to 0 degrees Celsius.

On Saturday, the service said during the evening the air temperature on the western islands will rise to 0°C creating a risk of glazed ice. Sleet and rain will spread across the country from western Estonia overnight and snow may fall inland.

In some places freezing rain is possible and there is a high risk of glazed ice and roads will be slippery.

The Estonian Weather Service defines a level one warning as: "The weather is potentially dangerous. Be attentive if you intend to practice activities exposed to meteorological risks. Keep informed about the forecast of meteorological conditions."

The level one warning issued on February 20, 2021. Source: Estonian Weather Service.

Below a summary of the weather by region has been republished from the Estonian Weather Service.

Lake Peipus
Feb 21 at night southwest wind increasing 5-9, in gusts up to 13 m/s, by day veering to west and decreasing.

Ida-Viru County
Feb 21 before midnight snow, shortly snowdrift. After midnight sleet, rain, possible freezing rain. High risk of glazed ice and slippery roads!

Jõgeva County
Feb 21 before midnight snow, shortly snowdrift. After midnight sleet, rain, possible freezing rain. High risk of glazed ice and slippery roads!

Lääne-Viru County
Feb 21 before midnight snow, shortly snowdrift. After midnight sleet, rain, possible freezing rain. High risk of glazed ice and slippery roads!

Hiiu County
Feb 20 in the evening risk of glazed ice.

Saare County
Feb 20 in the evening risk of glazed ice.

Harju County
Feb 20 in the evening and Feb 21 at night high risk of glazed ice and slippery roads!

Lääne County
Feb 20 in the evening and Feb 21 at night high risk of glazed ice and slippery roads!

Pärnu County
Feb 20 in the evening and Feb 21 at night high risk of glazed ice and slippery roads!

Järva County
Feb 21 at night high risk of glazed ice and slippery roads!

Rapla County
Feb 21 at night high risk of glazed ice and slippery roads!

Valga County
Feb 21 at night high risk of glazed ice and slippery roads!

Viljandi County
Feb 21 at night high risk of glazed ice and slippery roads!

Põlva County
Feb 21 at night and in the morning high risk of glazed ice and slippery roads!

Tartu County
Feb 21 at night and in the morning high risk of glazed ice and slippery roads!

Võru County
Feb 21 at night and in the morning high risk of glazed ice and slippery roads!

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