The National Weather Administration (ANM) on Monday issued a Code Yellow warning for heavy showers valid starting on Monday afternoon, at 16:00hrs, until Tuesday night, at 23:00hrs.
According to ANM, accentuated atmospheric instability is expected in hill and mountain areas, as well as in the north, north-east, centre and parts of the the south-east of Romania. Thus, temporarily there will be showers, lightning, hail and short wind intensifications turning into storms.
There will be heavy rainfall and the water quantities will locally exceed 20 litres per square metre and, mainly in the mountain area, 40-50 liters per square metre. Hail will fall in small areas.
The counties going under Code Yellow for heavy showers on Monday afternoon are Satu Mare, Maramures, Suceava, Botosani, Salaj, Cluj, Bistrita Nasaud, Neamt, Iasi, Alba, Mures, Harghita, Bacau, Vaslui, Hunedoara, Sibiu, Brasov, Covasna, Vrancea, Galati, Caras-Severin, Gorj, Valcea, Arges, Dambovita, Prahova, Buzau, Braila, Giurgiu, Ilfov, Ialomita, Calarasi and the Municipality of Bucharest.
The meteorologists point out that specific short-lasting phenomena of atmospheric instability are also expected in the remaining parts of the country.