Heat returns to Romania. Code orange will seize western country again. Death toll climbs to four

Weather forecasters have issued a new code yellow for heat in nine counties in western Romania on Wednesday. Temperatures will climb up to 38C. The scorching heat will seize the entire country as of Thursday, with six counties being under code orange.

According to the National Meteorology Administration, the heat wave will extend in the western half of the country. The weather will be hot in Banat, Crisana, southwestern Transylvania and Oltenia, with the temperature-humidity index to exceed the critical threshold of 80 units. The meteorologists will climb up to 35-37C and locally, will reach 38C in the West Plain area. The night temperatures will not climb down below 20C.

Nine counties will be under the code yellow for heat: Satu Mare, Bihor, Arad, Hunedoara, Alba, Timiş, Caraş-Severin, Mehedinţi and Dolj.

The heat wave will intensify and seize the entire country as of Thursday. There will be extremely hot in the west, in central and southern country and the night temperatures will be 25-25C in the West Hills.

A code orange for heat will be in force in six counties: Dolj, Mehedinţi, Caraş-Severin, Timiş, Arad and Bihor. The thermal unease will be intense in these areas and the temperatures will range from 37C to 39C.

Other 13 counties will be under code yellow for heat: Satu Mare, Maramureş, Sălaj, Bistriţa-Năsăud, Cluj, Mureş, Alba, Sibiu, Hunedoara, Gorj, Vâlceas, Olt and Teleorman. The temperatures will range from 35C to 37C in these areas.

Meteorologists say the heat wave will persist through the end of the week, while the weather will get unstable in the mountain areas, especially in northwestern country.

Meanwhile, another man died because of heat in Romania. A 52-year-old man from Galati has died following thermal concussion. It is the fourth victim made by hot temperatures.

The man was found fainted in a cemetary in Galati on Monday evening. He was taken to the hospital in thermal shock, but he could not be saved anymore. Doctors say he died because of excesive sun exposure.

On the other hand, in Bucharest, the electricity consumption reached a new peak for this summer, climbing to over 1.023 MW on August 4 in heat conditions, exceeding the previous heat peak, of 936 MW on July 1, 2017,  E-Distribuţie Muntenia informed.

In general, the electricity consumption peaks in Bucharest are about 850 MW in summer, the company explained.

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