Temperature records set in Bulgaria with more sweltering heat to come

Four temperature records were registered across Bulgaria by the mid-afternoon of July 4 2012, the National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology said.

It was 35 degrees in Bulgaria’s Black Sea coastal city of Varna. The previous record on this day was registered in 2000 – 32.3 degrees Celsius.

At Cape Emine iit was 34 degrees today against 32.6 in 1938, while at Cape Kaliakra, the temperature measured was 33.6 degrees against 29 degrees in 2003.

It was 35.4 degrees in the north-eastern town of Shabla. The previous record there on this day was 32.6 in 2000.

The northern city of Rousse measured the highest temperature in Bulgaria on Wednesday – 36.4 degrees.

It was 35 degrees in the towns of Lovech, Bourgas and Stara Zagora, 34 degrees in the towns of Vidin, Lom, Montana, Plovdiv, Pazardzhik and Sandanski, and 31 degrees in the capital city of Sofia, the institute said, quoted by local news agency Focus.

A code yellow weather warning has been issued for July 5 in 20 Bulgarian districts because of expected high temperatures

The districts are: Vidin, Vratsa, Montana, Pleven, Lovech, Gabrovo, Rousse, Veliko Turnovo, Blagoevgrad, Kyustendil, Pernik, SofiaCity, Sofia, Pazardzhik, Plovdiv, Sliven, Yambol, Stara Zagora, Haskovo and Kurdjali. Temperatures of 35 to 38 degrees Celsius are forecast.

Local weather forecasters said that across Bulgaria, average maximum temperatures on July 5, 6 and 7 would be 35 degrees, reaching 36 degrees on July 8.

(Photo: Clive Leviev-Sawyer)




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