Alerts for torrential rains and storms in several counties, heat wave lingers in the south


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Meteorologists have issued new weather alerts, including a code yellow for atmospheric instability and an orange one for torrential rains and storms in several counties. The National Meteorology Administration also updated the Yellow Heat Code valid on Monday and Tuesday in the south and southeast, including the Capital, where high thermal discomfort persists.

According to the updated Yellow Code alert, on Monday and Tuesday the heat wave will persist in the southern and southeastern regions, where thermal discomfort will be high and the temperature-humidity index (ITU) will exceed the critical threshold of 80 units. The maximum temperatures will generally be between 33C and 37C degrees, and the minimum temperatures will not drop below 18…21C degrees.

The targeted areas are Bucharest and the counties of Prahova, Dâmbovița, Argeș, Vâlcea, Dolj, Mehedinți, Gorj, Vrancea, Galați, Buzău, Brăila, Tulcea, Ialomița, Constanța, Ilfov, Călărași, Giurgiu, Teleorman and Olt.

Yellow code for atmospheric instability, torrential rain and thunderstorms until Wednesday 

According to the National Meteorological Administration, between Monday, 12:00 p.m. and Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. in the mountains, in Transylvania, Banat, Crișana, Maramureș, northern Oltenia and northwestern Muntenia, there will be Code Yellow. Especially in the afternoon and evening, the weather will get unstable.

There will be torrential showers, thunderstorms, wind gusts and in places gales and hail. The water falls will exceed 25…35 l/m2 and isolated 40…60 l/m2. In most regions, until the end of the week, there will be periods of increased atmospheric instability.

A Code Orange will be in effect from 4:00 p.m. Monday until 10:00 a.m. Wednesday. In the mountainous and sub-mountain areas there will be periods of torrential showers, with amounts of water of 40…60 l/m2 and even over 70…80 l/sq in some areas. They will also be associated with lightning, wind gusts and isolated hail. The counties concerned, in whole or in part, are Maramureș, Bistrita-Năsăud, Harghita, Mureș, Brașov, Covasna, Prahova, Argeș, Vâlcea, Mehedinți, Gorj, Sibiu, Alba, Cluj, Bihor, Arad, Timiș, Caraș Severin and Hunedoara.

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