Warnings of dangerous weather issued for all of Bulgaria on October 24

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Dangerous weather warnings for issued for all of Bulgaria on October 24, with about half the country facing a “Code Orange” warning of dangerous weather, and the other half the lesser “Code Yellow” warning of potentially hazardous weather.

The “Code Orange” warning was issued because of strong rainfall and high winds forecast for Bourgas, Haskovo, Pleven, Razgrad, Rousse, Shoumen, Sliven, Turgovishte, Veliko Turnovo and Yambol.

“The Code Orange” warning was issued for forecast heavy rain in the districts of Gabrovo, Lovech, Plovdiv, Smolyan and Stara Zagora.

In these disricts, there might be up to 60 litres of rain per square metre. In Bourgas, Haskovo, Pleven, Razgrad, Rousse, Shoumen, Sliven, Turgovishte, Veliko Turnovo and Yambol, wind speeds of up to 24 metres per second were forecast.

The “Code Yellow” warning, for strong winds and rain, was issued for the districts of Dobrich, Silistra, Varna and Vratsa.

The same warning was issued for strong rainfall forecast for Blagoevgrad, Kyustendil, Montana, Pazardzhik, Pernik, Sofia (district and city) and Vidin.

During Code Orange weather alerts, people in the affected areas are being warned to exercise caution, because of the dangers posed by the extreme weather. This also apply to Code Yellow, but to a lesser extent.

Temperatures of nine to 12 degrees Celsius were forecast for western Bulgaria on Tuesday, and up to 20 degrees in the eastern part of the country.

This year, many Code Orange alerts were registered in Bulgaria. In January, extreme temperatures, down to -25 degrees Celsius, led to several Code Orange warnings. On July 1 and August 9, even Code Red alerts were in place, in some districts, due to temperatures of up to 44 degrees Celsius.

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