Heavy rain, strong winds in 17 counties, Bucharest City, from Sat. morning

The National Weather Administration (ANM) on Friday issued a code orange advisory of rain and strong winds, valid starting on Saturday morning in 17 counties and Bucharest City, and code yellow advisories of snow and blizzards in the mountain area in 14 counties.

According to the meteorologists, October 7, 09:00hrs – October 8, 15:00hrs, the code orange advisory will be in force for the counties of Giurgiu, Calarasi, Ialomita, Braila, Buzau, Prahova, Ilfov, Constanta, Tulcea, Galati, Vrancea and Bucharest City. In these areas, the rainfall will be temporarily abundant and large amounts of water, generally between 40 and 60 l /sq. m., should be excepted to accumulate, even 80 – 90 l /sq. m. in isolated areas.

Winds should pick up speeds of up to 60 km/h, and staring on Saturday afternoon, the winds in Dobrogea should blow at over 80-90 km/h.

On the other hand, in the same period, in the Southern Carpathians and the Curvature Carpathians, especially at over 1,600 meters of altitude, snow should be expected to be temporarily more substantial, while blizzards should be expected especially on the ridges.

At the same time, October 7, 03:00hrs – October 8, 21:00hrs, Oltenia, western Muntenia, then southern Transylvania and central Moldavia, will be under code yellow of rain. On extended areas, precipitation should exceed 25 l/sq.m., and even 40-50 l/sq.m. locally. Winds will temporarily intensify to 50-60 km/h. In the highlands, precipitation should also be in the form of snow and sleet, while wind gusts should exceed 70 km h, especially on ridges.

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