Strong winds prompt ‘code orange’ weather alert in Bulgaria

A code “orange” weather warning has been issued for four districts in northern Bulgaria on September 3 because of the strong winds, the country’s meteorology institute has said.

The areas affected are Montana, Vratsa, Pleven and Veliko Turnovo districts; code “orange” warnings are issued when weather conditions pose risk to health and property.

The winds in the areas covered by the weather alert are expected to reach 24m/s, rising to 30m/s on the banks of the Danube River.

Another 16 districts were issued the lesser code “yellow” weather warning – Vidin, Rousse, Razgrad, Silistra, Dobrich, Turgovishte, Shoumen, Varna, Bourgas, Sliven, Stara Zagora, Gabrovo, Lovech, Pazardjik, Plovdiv and Haskovo. In those districts, the winds are expected to reach up to 20m/s.

The weather is otherwise expected to remain sunny throughout the country, with rain possibly falling in northwestern Bulgaria in the evening, the meteorology institute said.

This is the first code “orange” weather alert since late-July, when a warning was issued because of a heat wave.

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