Code Orange weather warning in southern Bulgaria
A code “orange” weather warning concerning heavy rainfalls has been issued for four districts in southern Bulgaria on November 1, the country’s meteorology institute has said.
The areas affected are Blagoevgrad, Smolyan, Kurdjali and Haskovo districts; in the latter two, a strong wind warning is also in effect. Code “orange” warnings are issued when weather conditions pose risk to health and property.
Lesser code “yellow” weather warnings due to strong winds have been issued in 11 districts in eastern and northeastern Bulgaria – Veliko Turnovo, Turgovishte, Rousse, Razgrad, Shoumen, Silistra, Dobrich, Varna, Bourgas, Sliven and Yambol.
The port of Varna has been closed to ships because of strong winds, as have all shipping canals, local broadcaster Darik Radio reported.
Moderate winds are expected to blow throughout the country, with the exception of eastern Bulgaria, where strong winds have been forecast. In the mountains, the wind speed is expected to reach hurricane strength, exceeding 100km/h.
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