Meteorologists have issued the first ‘code red’ heatwave code this summer, which will affect several counties in the west of the country in the next two days. Temperatures will reach 41 degrees Celsius.
Thus, on Thursday and Friday (June 24 and 25) in the counties of Caraș-Severin, Timiș, Arad, Bihor, Satu Mare, Sălaj and Maramureș, extreme maximum temperatures will be registered, comparable to the absolute records of the period.They will be between 39 and 41 degrees, and in the northwest between 35 and 38 degrees. During the night the thermal values will generally not fall below 20 … 24 degrees. Meteorologists say that on Thursday and Friday the heat wave will affect the entire country.
On Thursday and Friday (June 24 and 25) the heat wave will cover the whole country, and the thermal discomfort will be high and the temperature-humidity index (ITU) will exceed the critical threshold of 80 units. In Muntenia, Dobrogea, Moldova and eastern Transylvania, the maximum temperatures will generally be between 33 and 37 degrees, and locally the minimums will not fall below 20 degrees.
In mountainous areas and in smaller areas in the rest of the country, especially in the afternoon and evening, there will be periods of unstable weather, with torrential downpours, lightning, short-term wind gusts, storms and hail in store.
Oltenia and most of Transylvania are under a code orange heatwave warning in the coming days, with maximum temperatures frequently ranging between 37 and 39 degrees in Oltenia and between 35 … 37 degrees in the highest part of Transylvania. The nocturnal values will generally not fall below 20 … 22 degrees.
The high temperatures will create discomfort even today, all over the country, which is why the first weather warnings come into force at 12:00 hrs.
Thus, on Wednesday (June 23) in Oltenia, Maramureș, western and northwestern Transylvania, southwestern and central Muntenia, locally the weather will be hot, the thermal discomfort high, and the temperature-humidity index will exceed the critical threshold of 80 units. Thermal maximums will generally be between 33 and 37 degrees.
Heat wave in Bucharest as well
Meteorologists also heralded the first heat wave in Bucharest, with temperatures of up to 36 degrees. At the same time, torrential rains and storms will linger.
According to the special forecast for Bucharest, between Wednesday, 12.00 – Thursday, 9.00, the weather will be warm, with high thermal discomfort, so that the temperature-humidity index (ITU) will exceed the critical threshold of 80 units. The sky will be variable, but in the afternoon and evening the probability will be high for possible torrential showers, lightning, short-term wind gusts and hail conditions.
The maximum temperature will be 32-33 degrees, and the minimum will be around 20 degrees.
On Thursday and Friday, the weather will become hot and the thermal discomfort will be high – the humidity temperature index will exceed the critical threshold of 80 units. On Thursday, the probability of periods of atmospheric instability will be higher – torrential rains, lightning, short-term windgust and hail conditions.
The maximum temperatures will be 34-36 degrees, and the minimum will not fall below 20 degrees.