Half Bulgaria under Code Yellow over Downpours, ThunderEnvironment | June 5, 2012, Tuesday // 08:06| views
Rain will persist Tuesday in 15 Bulgarian regions. File photo by Sofia Photo Agency
Code yellow for potentially dangerous weather has been declared Tuesday for most of Bulgaria due to expected torrential rains and thunderstorms.
The warning has been issued by the Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, BAS.
The code is effective for the regions of Montana, Vratsa, Sofia region, Blagoevgrad, Pazardzhik, Plovdiv, Smolyan, Stara Zagora, Lovech, Gabrovo, Veliko Tarnovo, Ruse, Targovishte, Razgrad, and Silistra.
In addition of downpours and thunder, hail is expected at some locations in the above areas.
The mercury will fall down with maximum temperatures reaching between 22 and 27 degrees Celsius, 22 in the capital Sofia.
In eastern Bulgaria the weather will be sunny and the rain will arrive overnight.
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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