‘Code Orange’ hazardous weather warning for 14 Bulgarian districts on October 29

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A “Code Orange” warning of dangerous weather has been issued for 14 districts in Bulgaria for October 29: Dobrich, Gabrovo, Lovech, Montana, Pleven, Razgrad, Rousse, Shoumen, Silistra, Turgovishte, Varna, Veliko Turnovo, Vidin and Vratsa.

Strong winds of speeds of up to 30 metres per second were forecast in these districts. This means, flying objects can lead to danger, roofing tiles and tree branches might fall to the ground.

A total of five districts in Western Bulgaria also face forecasts of strong winds. In these cases, the wind speeds might reach 24 metres a second, which is still dangerous. The “Code Yellow” warning of potentially hazardous weather was issued for the districts of Blagoevgrad, Kyustendil, Pernik, Sofia (district) and Sofia (city).

Residents of all districts affected are advised to exercise caution. Avoiding walks outside and staying indoors is advisable.

In the meantime, all 42 counties in Romania are under dangerous weather alerts for strong winds as well. While the counties along Romania’s eastern and southern borders got Code Yellow alerts, Code Orange warnings are valid the rest of the country, on Sunday.

Out Serbia’s 11 districts, four northern ones got Code Orange, and the rest of the country Code Yellow. In this case as well, the alerts are about strong winds.

And, finally, in Macedonia, Code Yellow weather alerts are in place in four of the country’s six districts. They are Ohrid-Prespa, Osogovo-Maleshevo, Pelagonia and Polog-Poreche.

Back in Bulgaria, especially night temperatures will slump in the coming days. In the western part of the country, 0 to -4 degrees Celsius are forecast for Tuesday.




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