A Code Red hazardous weather warning has been issued for three places in Bulgaria on July 15 2012 – Veliko Turnovo, Rousse and Pleven. The lesser “code orange” warning has been issued for all other regions in Bulgaria.
Forecasts are that temperatures will reach a maximum 40 degrees Celsius in Rousse. On July 14, the mid-afternoon temperatures in the Danubian city hit 37 degrees.
The forecast for Veliko Turnovo and Pleven for July 15 is 39 degrees in both cities.
Bulgaria’s capital city Sofia will face between 35 and 39 degrees, according to different weather forecasters. Plovdiv is set for 38 degrees, while it will be cooler at the Black Sea coast – the forecast for the two major cities at the seashore, Varna and Bourgas, is 33 degrees.
Authorities urged people in regions subject to a “code red” warning to exercise caution, avoid going out in the hottest hours of the day, not exercise excessively and to drink ample amounts of non-alcoholic fluids, especially water.
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