Romanian Foreign Ministry, new warning on the bad weather in Greece. Rainstorm alert in Romania, too

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After the tragedy in Halkidiki, the Romanian Foreign Affairs has sent a new warning to the Romanians who are or want to travel to Greece, announcing that several regions and islands would be affected by torrential rains, storms and gusts of wind starting July 13.

“The Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs informs the Romanian citizens who are or want to travel in Greece that the Local Meteorology Service has sent an update of the areas that will be affected by the bad weather starting the evening of July 13, namely torrential rains, storms, gusts of wind,” MAE says in a press release.

The areas to be affected by the bad weather are: Thessaloniki, Halikidiki, Thermaikos Gulf, Sporades Islands, eastern Macedonia, Thraki, the islands in the northern Aegean Sea, the Northern Ionian Islans, Epirus.

Romanian citizens can find consular assistance at the Romanian Embassy in Athens: +302106728879 and +302106744544.

For those who are facing an emergency situations, they can call at the permanent phone number of the embassy in Athens: +306978996222 or at the Romanian Consulate in Thessaloniki  +306906479076.

MAE also recommends visitors to Greece to consult the Internet pages,,<>,<> , while reminding Romanians traveling abroad an application at hand „Travel safely” (, which provides travel advice.

Code Yellow alert for rainstorms in Romania until Monday evening

At the same time, as the weathermen have previously warned that the cyclone playing havoc in Greece is reaching Romania as well, a code yellow alert is already in force in our country as of today until Monday night. 23 counties are targeted in the mountain areas, in northern and western Moldavia, northern Muntenia and locally in Transylvania.

Torrential rains will prevail here, with falls exceeding 20-25l/sqm and sometime even 40-50l/sqm. There will be also thunderstorms, gusts of wind and hail will

The counties under the code yellow warning are: Alba, Argeş, Bacău, Bistriţa-Năsăud, Botoşani, Braşov, Buzău, Caraş-Severin, Covasna, Dâmboviţa, Gorj, Hunedoara, Harghita, Iaşi, Mehedinţi, Maramureş, Mureş, Neamţ, Prahova, Sibiu, Suceava, Vâlcea and Vrancea.

Bucharest has also seen a dramatic twist of weather on Sunday, with temperatures going down to 22C and rains. The showers will linger on Monday in the Capital, yet the temperatures are improving, reaching a maximum of 26C.

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