Summer Heat in Bulgaria Breaks New Records
Six places in Bulgaria have seen high temperature records on Wednesday, June 20, 2012, Bulgaria's National Meteorology and Hydrology Institute announced.
The southwestern town of Sandanski was the warmest location in Bulgaria on Wednesday – 36.8 degrees Celsius, surpassing the previous highest temperature for the same day that was recorded there in 1942 – 36.7 degrees.
Mount Murgash in Central Bulgaria also had a temperature record – 21 degrees Celsius up from the 20.8 degrees recorded in 1997.
Lom on the Danube saw the mercury reach 35.8 degrees, up from 33.7 degrees on the same day in 1948. Another Danube town Oryahovo now boasts a record temperature of 33.8 degrees, breaking the previous record of 33.2 (set in 1993). Svishtov's air temperature rose to 34.7 degrees Celsius.
The Danube city of Silistra had 34.7 degrees, breaking a 1952 record of 34.1 degrees Celsius.