12 Spots in Bulgaria See Record TemperaturesEnvironment | August 25, 2012, Saturday // 19:00| views
A total of 12 temperature records were registered in Bulgaria on Saturday, the National Meteorology and Hydrology Institute announced.
The northern city of Veliko Tarnov was the warmest spot in Bulgaria on Saturday with 41.6 degrees Celcius, beating a previous record for August 25 of 40.4 degrees from 1976.
Vratsa in the northwest had 39.2 degrees Celsius, vs. 38.2 in 1938; Dobrich in the northeast had 38.1 degrees on Saturday, vs. 37.5 on the same day in 2007.
The Black Sea cape of Emine registered 33.6 degrees compared with 32 degrees on August 25, 2007.
Lovech beat a record of 38.9 from 1993, registering 39.4 on Saturday; the Danube town of Lom had 38.1 degrees vs. 37.7 in 1993; Montana, also in the northwest saw a record heat of 39.5 degrees compared with a 1993 record in 38.4; Novo Selo on the Danube registered 37.2 vs. 37 in 1993.
The northern city of Pleven broke a heat record of 39.7 dating back to 1925 – it registered 40.2 degrees on Saturday.
Rozhen in the Rhodoppe Mountains saw a maximum temperature of 29.2 degrees, breaking the 1993 record of 28.4.
Svishtov on the Danube had 40.1 on August 25, 2012, compared with 39.1 degrees on August 25, 1993. Silistra, also on the Danube, had a temperature of 37.5 degrees equalizing the record from 1993.
The heat wave is so severe that the National Meteorology and Hydrology Institute declared a red code of alert for six Bulgarian districts for August 6 – Montana, Vratsa, Lovech, Pleven, Veliko Tarnovo, and Ruse. All the other 22 districts have an orange code.
This is the second time in 2012 when parts of Bulgaria have a red code alert over heat after mid July when the mercury reached 43 degrees.
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