Code Yellow alert for scorching heat prolonged till Tuesday night in 11 counties, Bucharest

Code Yellow alert for scorching heat prolonged till Tuesday night in 11 counties, Bucharest

Bucharest, August 1, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency

Meteorologists have prolonged on Monday the Code Yellow alert of scorching heat until Tuesday night, for 11 counties of southeast, southwest and southern Romania and for Bucharest, alongside atmospheric instability for 24 counties in Transylvania, Oltenia and Moldova regions.

According to the National Meteorological Administration (ANM), from 1 august, 4pm to 2 august, 6pm, atmospheric instability will be temporarily higher in the southwest, the northwest and partially in central Romania, and from the very morning of Tuesday in particular in central, northern and northeastern Romania, as well as in the mountains. Frequent thunderstorms, strong wind turn into storm, rain and hail at close range might occur on small areas.

The ANM specialists say that during the Tuesday to Wednesday night (2/3 August), the country’s southeast will also be covered by atmospheric instability.

The entire Tuesday scorching heat will continue to take over southeastern Dobrogea and most part of southern Muntenia, with temperatures going up to 35 degrees Celsius and 37 degrees Celsius in isolated areas. The temperature-humidity index will exceed the 80 units critical threshold, with very pronounced thermal discomfort.

Source: Agerpres

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