Bulgaria under Codes Orange, Yellow over Downpours

Society » ENVIRONMENT | April 7, 2013, Sunday // 10:28
Bulgaria under Codes Orange, Yellow over Downpours: Bulgaria under Codes Orange, Yellow over Downpours Bulgaria is bracing for a day of heavy rain, according to the national weather forecast. Photo by BGNES

Codes orange and yellow have been declared Sunday in Bulgaria due to heavy downpours, the National Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, BAS, has announced.

Code orange is effective in 8 regions – Sofia, Pazardzhik, Plovdiv, Smolyan, Kardzhali, Haskovo, Stara Zagora and Gabrovo, where anywhere between 30 and 50 liters of rain per square meter are expected.

Code yellow for 15 to 25 liters of rain per square meter has been declared for the rest of the country.

Only 2 Bulgarian regions are under code green – Vidin and Silistra.

Code orange means intense weather situations with potential damage, injuries and casualties.

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

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