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Codes Orange, Yellow for snowfall and blizzard in 15 counties and Bucharest starting Tuesday night

The National Weather Administration (ANM) has issued, on Tuesday, new Code Orange and Code Yellow weather warnings for snowfall and blizzard for 15 counties and the City of Bucharest starting tonight and in force until Wednesday night.

According to meteorologists, in the interval between January 10, 22:00 hrs – January 11, 08:00 hrs a Code Orange for blizzard and glazed frost will be in force in the counties of Constanta and Tulcea. In the mentioned period, the wind will blow with gusts reaching 70 – 80 km/h and blizzard conditions, but also wintry showers are forecast.

Furthermore, in the period between January 10, 23:00 hrs – January 11, 15:00, another six counties in the Moldova and Wallachia regions will be under Code Orange for blizzard and glazed frost. As such, on the night between Tuesday and Wednesday and the first part of Wednesday, the counties of Calarasi, Ialomita, Galati, Buzau and Vrancea, blizzards are expected, with winds reaching 70 – 80 km/h in gusts, blowing away snow and reducing visibility under 50 meters.

On the other hand, in the interval between January 10, 21:00 hrs – January 11, 21:00, a Code Yellow will be in force for extreme weather conditions. In the mentioned interval, snowfall will engulf the Eastern part of the country, starting from the south-east extremity. In most parts of Wallachia and Moldova, as well as in the Southeastern Carpathians and, temporarily, in Dobrogea, there will be moderate snowfall, with the wind picking up to 50-60 km/h, creating blizzard-like conditions.

The counties under Code Yellow are Iasi, Bacau, Vaslui, Vrancea, Buzau, Prahova, Dambovita, Giurgiu, Teleorman and Bucharest.

Furthermore, all throughout Tuesday the Code Orange for persistent extreme cold weather is maintained for 37 counties and Bucharest, as well as the Code Yellow issued for five counties in Crisana and Banat. In the mentioned period, the temperatures are expected to drop in most parts of the country to values ranging from minus 29 degrees centigrade to minus 15.

The National Weather Administration will update the warnings issued depending on developments.

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