Downpours and wind storms until Friday and record lows for month of June

Meteorologists have issued a Yellow Code weather alert for sixteen counties in the southern half of Romania. From Thursday night until Friday at noon, these areas will be experiencing downpours, electrical discharges, wind storms, and hailstorms, while water quantities could reach up to 50 liters/square meter.

Atmospheric instability will also be pronounced in Oltenia, southern Banat and Muntenia, Dobrogea, and most areas of the Southern Carpathians during the 3.00 a.m. – 3.00 p.m. timeframe from Thursday to Friday.

Heavy rain and potentially downpours, electrical discharges, wind set-ups and potentially storms, and in some areas hailstorms will occur in the above mentioned regions. Water quantities will exceed 20 to 20 liters per square meters in some parts and 45 to 50 liters per square meters in a smaller number of areas.

The alert was issued for the counties of Tulcea, Constanta, Ialomita, Calarasi, Giurgiu, Teleorman, Olt, Dolj, Gorj, Mehedinti, Caras-Severin, Hunedoara, Valcea, and certain areas in Sibiu, Arges, and Dambovita counties.

June 16, 2014, has gone down in Romania’s meteorological history as the coldest day of June of the last fifty years, as the temperature reached 17 degrees Celsius in Craiova and 18 degrees Celsius in Buzau, according to


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