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March 23, 2023

Severe heat wave alert in the west, moderate in the rest of the country

A code orange heat warning has been issued, until Friday, for nine counties of western Romania, while the rest of the territory is under the incidence of a code yellow warning. According to an announcement made yesterday by the National Weather Administration (ANM), the counties under the incidence of the code orange warning are Satu Mare, Bihor, Arad, Alba, Hunedoara, Timis, Caras-Severin, Mehedinti and Dolj.Weather experts warn that in Banat, Crisana and in western Oltenia and Transylvania the heat wave will intensify in the coming days. The thermal discomfort will persist and intensify, and the temperature-humidity index will go beyond the critical threshold of 80 units, on wide areas. Highs will often reach 37-38 degrees Celsius, even 39 degrees in spots these days. In the rest of the country, weather will remain very hot, with highs of 35-37 degrees.The heat wave will hamper the traffic of trains, which will register delays of 20 to 60 minutes until Friday at least. During very hot days, the temperature of rails reaches 45-55 degrees, and safety norms force trains to run at slow speed. The measure is mandatory and will be enforced by all railroad administrations, railway operator ‘Compania Nationala de Cai Ferate CFR SA’ informs. Passengers are advised to inquire about train delays at the CFR offices from Bucharest and the rest of the country, at the phone number 021/9521.

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