The National Meteorology Administration (ANM) has issued on Sunday a Code Orange for rainfall and wind gusts in five counties in central and northwest Romania, and a Code Yellow warning for bad weather in 13 counties in Moldavia, Muntenia and Oltenia regions, valid as of Monday morning.
According to meteorologists, during October 23, 10:00h – October 24, 23:00h, the Code Yellow for significant quantitative rainfall and wind intensification will be in force in the mountains. As of Monday morning, October 23, the rainfall area will gradually expand from the west to cover most of the country.
In the mentioned interval, in Oltenia, most of Muntenia (including Bucharest), locally in Transylvania, as well as in the mountain and sub-mountain areas will witness water quantities exceeding 20-30 litres per square metre and on isolated areas 40 litres per square metre. In the area of the Southern Carpathians and the Curvature Carpathians the water quantities will reach 30 to 50 litres per square metre and on isolated areas 60 litres per square metre. The wind will have local temporary intensities in most regions at speeds of 50-55 km/h, and in the mountains, particularly in the high Carpathians regions, with wind gusts of 70-80 km/h.
Temperatures will fall from one day to another so at the middle of the week will turn cold throughout the country. In the mountains, at high altitudes, mixed precipitations are expected.
According to the ANM, on October 23, 12:00h to October 24, at 18:00 hours, the Code Orange for cold and rainy weather will be valid. The hilly and mountainous areas of the Mehedinţi, Gorj, Vâlcea, Argeş and Dâmboviţa counties will be affected
Within this range, the quantities of water will exceed 50-60 litres per square metre and on isolated areas 50 litres per square metre.