7 Bulgarian Regions under Code Orange over Heavy Downpours

Society » ENVIRONMENT | April 18, 2012, Wednesday // 09:12
Bulgaria: 7 Bulgarian Regions under Code Orange over Heavy Downpours Photo by Sofia Photo Agency

Code orange has been declared in seven regions in Central Bulgaria due to heavy downpours and thunderstorms, the National Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology has announced.

A rainfall of between 40 and 60 liters per square kilometer is expected on Wednesday for the regions in question (Pleven, Lovech, Gabrovo, Plovdiv, Pazardzhik, Smolyan and Kardzhali.)

A total of 11 regions in Western and Central Bulgaria, including the capital Sofia, are under code yellow over heavy rainfalls.

Between 15 and 30 liters of per square kilometer rain are expected in the Western regions of Vidin, Vratsa, Montana, Sofia, Pernik, Kyustendil and Blagoevgrad, while 20 to 40 liters per square kilometer will fall in the central regions of Haskovo, Stara Zagora and Veliko Tarnovo.

The Northeastern regions of Ruse, Targovishte, Razgrad, Shumen, Silistra, Dobrich and Varna are under code yellow over strong winds.

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