Strong winds, blizzard forecast for Friday

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Snow in Tallinn on December 24.
Snow in Tallinn on December 24. Source: Siim Lõvi /ERR

Strong winds have been forecast in west and north Estonia on Friday which may disrupt ferry traffic. More snow is expected.

Level two warnings have been issued on the islands of Saaremaa and Hiiumaa and on the west and north coasts, including in Harju County.

The Estonian Weather Service said it expects blizzards and winds of up to 25 m/s on the coast. Visibility will be affected and roads will be slippery.

"Very strong wind can cause damages and power outages, especially on islands. Ferry traffic may also be disrupted," the agency said.

A level two (orange) warning means the weather is "dangerous" and level one (yellow) is "potentially dangerous".

The Transport Administration sent out a press release around Friday noon, warning people of extraordinarily bad road conditions in both of the Viru counties. The administration said that while a special maintenance team has been sent to handle the roads, severe weather conditions will make the job harder and people should avoid driving in Ida-Viru and Lääne-Viru counties, if possible.

Editor's note: This article was updated with a warning from the Transport Administration.


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Editor: Helen Wright

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