‘Code orange’ hazardous weather warning for Bulgaria

A code “orange” weather warning has been issued for 12 districts in southern and eastern Bulgaria on April 6 because of the forecast for heavy rain, the country’s meteorology institute said.

The areas affected are Blagoevgrad, Parzardjik, Plovdiv, Smolyan, Kurdjali, Haskovo, Yambol, Bourgas, Varna, Shoumen, Silistra and Dobrich districts; code “orange” warnings are issued when weather conditions pose risk to health and property.

The rest of the country was issued a code “yellow” weather warning for rain, while several districts were also at risk of snow and ice – Sofia and the surrounding area, Kyustendil, Vratsa, Lovech and Gabrovo. Code “yellow” signifies potential risk of hazardous weather conditions.

Heavy rain was expected in most of the country as a cold air front spread over Bulgaria, with daily highs between 5C and 10C, but rising up to 14C in the south-eastern part of the country, the meteorology institute said.

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