A week with extreme weather events, including tornado-like phenomena, caught in Dobruja, ends on an even more severe note. During the night, a reportedly strong cyclone from the Black Sea hit Romania, which has already wreaked havoc in Bulgaria, in Varna.
In Romania, the cyclone will linger until at least Friday night, and the National Meteorological Administration is ready to issue red codes.
As of Thursday evening, at 21:00, six counties in the southeast of the country were already under a code yellow warning for significant rainfall. In Dobruja, the east of Muntenia and the south-east of Moldavia there will be showers that will also have torrential character and in some places electric discharges. The quantities of water, in short time intervals or by accumulation, will exceed 20-30 l / sqm and on restricted areas, 40-50 l / sqm.
However, the rainfall area will be expanding during Friday, when an update of the weather information is expected. Even Bucharest is expected to come under the influence of the cyclone.
“The cyclone sounds a little dangerous, the complete terminology is extra-tropical cyclone. We have two types of cyclone: the cyclone as it was, for example, Katrina, is a tropical cyclone – it has the classic structure, spiral, storm eye and can cause great damage from wind and precipitation; the extra-tropical cyclone is what we usually have at our latitude – they are the structures that have a cold front and a warm front, so they are the structures that can happen at any time throughout the year and can produce precipitation, intense wind gusts, which are normal phenomena. What is particularly interesting about this cyclone is that it somehow prompts the development of these storms, somehow provides energy for these storms. Romania already has a fairly humid air mass in the region and then this cyclone can help form new storms “, Bogdan Antonescu, specialist in extreme weather phenomena, told Digi24.
Thus, the cyclone that entered Romania will bring precipitation, first of all, possibly wind, especially in Dobruja, and probably on Saturday it will also feel its influence, but after Friday night to Saturday the phenomena will lose their intensity , said the expert.
Cods yellow and orange alerts till Saturday night in three quarters of the country
Meteorologists issued an orange code for rain and a yellow code for rain and atmospheric instability, valid until Saturday, at 23.00, in about three quarters of the country.
According to the orange code, in the counties of Bacău, Galați, Vrancea, Brăila, Ialomița, Călărași, Buzău, Prahova and in the mountainous area of the counties of Dâmbovița, Argeș, Brașov and Covasna it will rain heavily and 40 quantities of water will accumulate … 50 l / sqm and isolated 60 … 80 l / sqm.
Heavy rains will be on small areas in other counties in Muntenia and Moldova.
Also, the yellow code warns that in Muntenia, Moldova, Oltenia and Dobrogea and in most of Transylvania it will rain significantly quantitatively and there will be periods with manifestations of atmospheric instability.
The showers will also have a torrential character, in some places they will be accompanied by electric discharges and short-term wind intensifications. In short time intervals or by accumulation, the quantities of water will exceed 20 … 30 l / sqm and on restricted areas 40 … 50 l / sqm.
Thursday’s weather alerts
Meteorologists issued two new torrential rain and storm warnings on Thursday. The first will enter into force at 12.00 and will target 15 counties in the country, and the second targets six other counties and will be in force until Friday at noon.
The first yellow code warning will be in force on Friday, between 12.00 and 21.00, and targets the counties: Arad, Timiș, Caraș-Severin, Alba, Hunedoara, Sibiu, Brașov, Covasna, Vâlcea, Argeș, Gorj, Mehedinți, Dolj, Olt and Teleorman.
According to meteorologists, during Thursday (June 17) in Oltenia, western Muntenia, Banat, the southern half of Crișana and Transylvania there will be periods of accentuated atmospheric instability that will be manifested by torrential showers, frequent electrical discharges, storms and hail. In short time intervals the quantities of water will exceed 25-30 l / sqm and isolated 40 l / sqm.
The second code yellow warning of significant rainfall will be in force from Thursday from 21.00 to Friday, at 12.00 and targets the counties of Galați, Brăila, Ialomița, Călărași, Tulcea and Constanța.