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January 16, 2021

Heat wave persists in Romania, three counties under Code Orange alert till Wednesday

The National Romanian Forecaster is extending a Code Yellow warning of heat to 23 counties and the country’s capital, warning the temperatures will hit 36 – 37C on Monday, Agerpres informs.

Furthermore, a Code Yellow warning of heat wave is to be extended to entire Romania on Tuesday and Wednesday, according to a warning issued by the National Meteorology Administration on Sunday.

The counties of Satu Mare, Bihor and Arad stay under a Code Orange alert of scorching temperatures in the next three days.

The forecasters stressed that the heat wave will persist in western and northwestern Romania on Monday, but it will extend to the eastern areas as well and also to some parts of the southern regions. In Maramures, Crisana, Banat, Moldova, most of Muntenia, southern Oltenia and western Transylvania the temperatures will frequently hit 35 – 36C and even 37C in spots, while the temperature-humidity index will pass the critical 80-unit mark. The counties to have a Code Yellow warning of heat and thermal discomfort in place on Monday are Maramures, Salaj, Cluj, Alba, Timisoara, Hunedoara, Caras-Severin, Mehedinti, Dolj, Olt, Teleorman, Giurgiu, Ilfov, Calarasi, Ialomita, Buzau, Braila, Vrancea, Galati, Bacau, Vaslui, Iasi, Botosani and Bucharest City.

Temperatures will get even hotter on Tuesday and Wednesday and will engulf all regions. The highs will frequently hit 35 – 37C and even 38C in spots, while the temperature-humidity index will pass the 80-unit critical mark in the plain and tableland.

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