Entire Bulgaria under Code Yellow over Downpours

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Entire Bulgaria under Code Yellow over Downpours: Entire Bulgaria under Code Yellow over Downpours Bulgaria is bracing for a day of heavy rain, according to the national weather forecast. Photo by Sofia Photo Agency

Code yellow has been declared for all Bulgarian regions Sunday, except the northwestern Danube Region of Vidin, over the forecast for downpours.

The forecast has been issued by the Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, BAS.

Code yellow means potentially dangerous weather, where the forecast is not for unusual meteorological events, but requires people to exercise caution.

A cold front is passing through the entire country from West to East, after the unusually high temperatures in the last weeks. In western Bulgaria the mercury is down by anywhere between 10 and 13 degrees Celsius, depending on the region.

Rain is expected all over Bulgaria Sunday and could turn into snow in elevations above 1 200 meters. The snow could also accumulate at some spots.

The maximum temperatures in Bulgaria will be between 10 and 16 degrees.

In eastern Bulgaria, the downpours will be accompanied by gusty winds from the north. Rain will be between 10 and 20 liters per square meter, up to 30 in the mountains, but there is no threat of floods.

The forecast for the mountains is for afternoon rain, thunder and strong winds.

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