Bulgarian authorities have issued a “Code Yellow” warning of potentially dangerous weather for the entire country for September 25 because of forecasts of strong wind.
A similar warning was in place for September 24 for much of the country, barring five districts in the south-eastern parts of Bulgaria.
September 24 is the final day of Bulgaria’s 2018 three-day Independence Day long weekend, which has seen warm weather throughout the country. Though the end of the holiday, which also saw the end of astronomical summer, is forecast to bring a sharp drop in temperatures.
Overnight, an atmospheric cold front will push down temperatures in Bulgaria, bringing sharp contrasts between September 24 and 25.
While the forecast high for Bulgarian capital city Sofia was 30 degrees Celsius for September 24, a maximum of 15 degrees is forecast for Tuesday.
In Plovdiv, the forecast high for Monday was 33 degrees, dropping to a maximum 20 degrees on Tuesday. The Black Sea city of Varna was set for a maximum 31 degrees on Monday, dropping to 18 degrees on Tuesday, while Bourgas was forecast to see a 32 degree high on Monday and a high of 20 degrees on Tuesday.
The week would see the first snowfalls at high altitudes, according to Bulgarian weather forecasters.
At the end of the week, there would be a slight increase in temperatures, forecasters said.