Bulgaria Faces Heavy Rain, Hailstorms, Thunderstorms

Society | August 10, 2011, Wednesday // 20:06| Views: | Comments: 0
Bulgaria: Bulgaria Faces Heavy Rain, Hailstorms, Thunderstorms Bulgarians are bracing for heavy rain, thunderstorms and hailstorms. Photo by BGNES

Bulgaria's National Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (NIMH) issued Wednesday a "code orange" warning for 11 districts and a "code yellow" warning for 16 others.

NIMH has forecast up to 50 liters per square meter of rain and potential hailstorms and thunderstorms.

The regions under "code orange" are Pleven, Lovetch, Veliko Tarnovo, Gabrovo, Ruse, Razgrad, Targovishte, Shumen, Sliven, Yambol and Burgas.

Heavy rain of up to 20 liters per square meter and thunderstorms are expected in the districts of Montana, Vratsa, Sofia - city, Pernik, Kyustendil, Blagoevgrad, Smolyan, Pazardzhik, Kardzhali, Haskovo, Stara Zagora, Silistra, Dobrich and Varna, which are under "code yellow".

Heavy winds are expected in Dobrich, Varna and Burgas.

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