The National Meteorology Administration (ANM) has issued on Monday an Orange Code for heat warning, which applies to 17 counties in Transylvania and Moldova, valid for July 7 to 8, respectively Yellow Code warning in most of the country in the same period.
According to meteorologists, on Tuesday the yellow code will enter into force for most of the country. Maximum temperatures will reach 35-37 degrees C frequently and temperature-humidity index (THI) will exceed the critical threshold of 80 units in most regions, except for Bucovina, the seaside and the mountainous area.
Also on Tuesday afternoon the Orange Code for heat wave will become valid in Timis, Arad, Bihor and Satu Mare counties, where the maximum temperatures will reach 38-39 degrees C, and thermal discomfort will be particularly high.
The weather prognosis points out, however, that on Wednesday the weather will be hot. Subject to Code Yellow, maximum temperatures will reach 35-38 degrees C throughout the country.
Also on Wednesday, the Orange Code warning will extend to Banat, Crisana and Maramures, western and northern Transylvania and the largest part of Moldova with maximum temperatures around 39 degrees C.
Meteorologists issued on Sunday a yellow code for heat wave available Monday, July 6.
According to the warning, the weather will be warm throughout the country, scorching in western and north-western regions, where the maximum temperatures will reach 35 … 37 degrees C, forecasters announced.
Regarding the temperature-humidity index (THI), it will reach and surpass the critical threshold of 80 units.
Interim PM Gabriel Oprea announced on Monday that over 770 ambulances, around 300 teams of the emergency mobile resuscitation and extrication service (SMURD), two planes and seven helicopters are ready for emergency actions amid the forecasters’ warning of the upcoming heat wave.
Travel warnings for Slovakia, Hungary
The Foreign Affairs Ministry (MAE) informed the Romanian citizens planning to travel to or through Slovakia about a weather warning on heat issued by the Slovakian Hydrometeorological Institute.
At the same time, MFA reminded that the Hungarian Meteorology Inspectorate extended a Code Red warning of heat issued for Monday till Wednesday included, when the average temperatures will hit 28-30 degrees (Celsius) in several towns in the country and the highest temperatures will hit 38-39 degrees (Celsius).