The ‘relentless fifty’ cold is coming next week

WALL – Ahmet Köse, the Chairman of the Editorial Board of the Union of Chambers of Turkish Engineers and Architects (TMMOB) and a lecturer at Haliç University, made statements about the cold weather known as the ‘black winter’ among the people and the ‘relentless fifty’ by the old people.

According to the news of Anadolu Agency, Köse stated that the weather will quickly cool down and ‘black winter’ will occur in the coming days, and warned to be cautious against the cold.

Pointing out that this weather, which will increase in severity since the day it started, takes its name from the word ‘relentless’, Köse said, “The word ruthless means ‘relentless, ruthless, cruel, intolerant, cruel, cruel’. Our ancestors gave this name because it lasted for 50 days and did not give mercy,” he said.

Explaining that the cold temperatures in question started on January 4 under normal conditions, but this year the dates were affected by the high pressure experienced due to the ‘omega blockage’, Köse said, “This year, the merciless colds will start to be experienced in our country from January 11, with a deviation of one week. Because of the uninterrupted cold, These days were called ‘relentless fifty’. 10 days at the end of the dark winter, 31 days on the ground, 9 days at the beginning of the difficulty, a total of 50 days,” he said.

Pointing out that the cold weather experienced in other periods usually lasted for a few days or weeks with the storm and left its place to warm weather, Köse stated that the ‘relentless fifty’ cold lasted much longer and was severe and harsh.


Pointing out that different names are given to typhoons seen in countries such as the USA, Japan, Philippines and Mexico, which have coasts to the ocean, Köse said that these names change every year in those countries.

“The idea of ​​naming typhoons is not very old. First, towards the end of the 19th century, an Australian meteorologist began to give female names to typhoons. The National Typhoon Center of America, which adopted this idea, officially put the practice into effect in 1953.

Our ancestors, on the other hand, gave names to the few storms and days that will remain in memory, characterizing that storm, with their observations for many years. For example, they gave the name ‘chestnut black storm’ because it causes chestnuts to fall from the tree in the last week of September. Because chestnut is a thorny fruit, it is difficult and laborious to collect. The last week of September is generally called the ‘chestnut black storm’ due to the cold air coming over the Balkans and the chestnuts pouring after the sudden temperature drop along with the storm. The same is true for the relentless fifty.”

Köse stated that the belief that ‘if it rains heavily in the autumn, the winter will be long’ prevails, and said, “According to this prediction of our ancestors, it almost did not rain last fall. In this case, this winter will be short. Let’s see,” he said. (NEWS CENTER)