A code “orange” weather warning has been issued for five districts in Bulgaria for August 17 because of heavy rain and thunderstorms, the country’s meteorology institute has said.
The areas affected are Gabrovo, Veliko Turnovo, Rousse, Razgrad and Turgovishte. Code “orange” warnings are issued when weather conditions pose risk to health and property.
A lesser code “yellow” weather warning due to rain and thunderstorms was issued for 12 other districts: Silistra, Shoumen, Sliven, Stara Zagora, Haskovo, Kurdjali, Plovdiv, Pazardjik, Lovech, Pleven, Vratsa and the district of Sofia.
The capital city itself, as well as the rest of the country – including the Bulgarian Black Sea coast – could see some scattered showers, but were issued no weather warnings.
Temperatures on August 17 were expected to remain high at about 30C, reaching up to 33c-34C in eastern Bulgaria and the seaside.