The National Meteorological Administration (ANM) has issued on Friday a Code Yellow warning for heavy rain, wind intensification and snowy blizzards in the high mountainous area, valid as of this evening in 15 counties in the northwest, centre and southwest.
According to the forecast, during December 15, 18:00h – December 16, 14:00h, the rainfall area will expand in the western, north-western and partly in the central regions, and the wind will temporarily have intensified gusts of up to 55-65 km/h.
The water quantities will exceed 20-25 l/sq.m. and on isolated areas 30-35 l/sq.m. in Maramures, most of Crişana and in the Southern Carpathians, in the Northern Carpathians and in the Apuseni Mountains. In the high mountainous area it will snow and the wind will have gusts that will exceed 80-90 km/h, with snowy blizzards and low visibility.
The counties targeted by the Code Yellow are: Bihor, Satu Mare, Maramures, Salaj, Cluj, Botosani, Caras-Severin, Hunedoara, Alba, Sibiu, Arges, Dambovita, Valcea, Gorj and Mehedinti.
Meteorologists point out that wind intensifications will also be registered on the peaks in the rest of the mountainous areas.