The cyclone that hit Greece could reach Romania on Sunday, meteorologists say

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The National Meteorology Administration (ANM) Director General Elena Mateescu has explained for Antena 3 TV private broadcaster Thursday evening the forming of the cyclone that hit Greece on Wednesday.

Two Romanians, a woman and a 8-year-old boy, died after the roof of a restaurant in Nea Plagia, Halkidiki, Greece, had collapsed due to extreme storms (strong wind, rainfalls and hailstorms) that affected northern Greece on Wednesday evening, foreign news agencies reported. A third Romanian citizen was injured and transported to hospital.

The cyclone could reach the Black Sea and then the Romanian territory.

“The weather forecast in Romania points to high atmospheric instability, mainly in the central, western and mountainous regions, on Saturday. This front system heading eastwards would bring on Sunday an even higher instability degree, in most of the country. Depending on the cyclone’s nucleus positioning, we will monitor the situation, Saturday morning we will see if the patterns will keep the structure and positioning in the region of Romania, which could bring severe atmospheric phenomena, then we will issue a general warning,” Elena Mateescu said.

“If the cyclone is heading towards south-west, with the conditions of humidity coming from the western basin of the Black Sea, it is possible to talk about intensification in this part of the country,” the ANM Director said.

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