Christmas Brings Record Warmth to Bulgaria
The Bulgarian cities of Vratsa, Veliko Tarnovo, Varna and Kyustendil registered record high temperatures on Christmas Day.
In Vratsa the temperature was 21,2 degrees Celsius. The highest temperature measured there previously was 17,5 degrees in 1995. The warm weather also brought hurricane-like winds to the area, causing some material damage.
In Veliko Tarnovo the temperature at 2 pm was 17,1 degrees compared to the previous record of 16,6 in 1958. In Varna the thermometer hit 16,4 degrees while the previous record has been 15,7 in 1967. The city of Kyustendil also registered a record – 15,4 degrees compared to 15 in 1995.
It was unusually warm in many mountain areas too. The temperature on the “Murgash” pick was 6,5 degrees Friday while the previous record was set in 1973 – 5,4 degrees.