The “code red” warning of extremely dangerous weather – the highest level of warning – has been issued for January 9 for several countries in Central and South Eastern Europe because of forecast extremely low temperatures.
A “code red” warning is issued for low temperatures when the thermometer is expected to fall below minus 20 degrees Celsius. The warning means that lives of people and animals are in danger and there are risks to thermal and electric power supply, road and river traffic problems and other high risks of accidents.
The warning for January 9 covers all of Montenegro, the southern half of Serbia, Kosovo, the west Macedonia region in Greece – while the rest of Greece is subject to the lesser code orange dangerous weather warning – and the Dubrovnik and Osijek regions of Croatia.
Meanwhile, in the Republic of Macedonia, two regions were subject to a “code orange” warning while the rest of the country faced a “code yellow” warning.
In Bulgaria, four regions including capital city Sofia were the subject of a “code orange” warning over expected low temperatures on January 9, while a “code yellow” warning covered the rest of the country.
(Photo: (c) Clive Leviev-Sawyer)