Code Orange weather warning issued for August 11 as heatwave tightens its grip on Bulgaria

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Meteorologists have put in place a Code Orange dangerous weather alert for the entire country of Bulgaria for August 11 2017.

Code Orange is the second highest alert, to warn residents of the dangers connected to the weather in their region or country. In this case, temperatures between 34 and 39 degrees Celsius are expected.

In this kind of heat, the population is advised not to move much outdoors, to stay inside as much as possible and to drink a lot of water.

In other countries in South-Eastern Europe, things were even worse. Code Red weather alerts were valid in all of Montenegro, most of Serbia, as well as parts of Croatia, Hungary and Poland. Code Red warnings stand for extremely hazardous weather conditions, which can put lives in danger. In this case, it is about temperatures above 38 degrees.

Similar warnings apply to Saturday.

At least in western Bulgaria, temperatures are supposed to slump big time on Sunday, but only temporarily. In Sofia, 22 degrees and rain were forecast. But that prognosis might still be corrected within the next 48 hours.

So far, 2017 has been a year of extreme weather in South-Eastern Europe, including Bulgaria. In January, extremely low temperatures and excessive snowfall made life for many Bulgarians difficult. Now it is the extreme heat.

 

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