Code Yellow Alert Issued in Bulgaria over Heavy Downpours

Society » ENVIRONMENT | August 20, 2015, Thursday // 10:33
Bulgaria: Code Yellow Alert Issued in Bulgaria over Heavy Downpours Photo by BGNES

Some 15-30 l/sqm of rain are expected in Bulgaria over the next 24 hours, meteorologists have warned.

The National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology with the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences said early on Thursday that in certain regions rainfall may amount to 35 l/sqm (with yearly levels on average measuring around 500-600 l/sqm for most of Bulgaria).

Some forecasts suggest there might be hailstorms in some areas, while others are threatened by local flooding.

Temperatures are expected to be between 24 and 29 on average - up to 10 grades down from the three weeks of sizzling heat.

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