Meteorologists have issued on Tuesday, the first heatwave codes of this summer. In the following days the temperatures will reach up to 39 degrees Celsius, and the thermal discomfort will be increasing.
Thus, in the counties of Caraș-Severin, Timiș, Arad, Bihor and Satu Mare, the weather will be hot, and the thermal discomfort will be increasing. In the west and southwest of the territory and isolated in the rest, the temperature-humidity index (ITU) will reach the critical threshold of 80 units and locally will easily exceed it.
The maximum temperatures will frequently be between 34 and 37 degrees, and the night minimums will not fall below 19 … 20 degrees. Until Tuesday evening, in the mountain areas, in Oltenia, Dobrogea, locally in Moldova, Muntenia and southwestern Transylvania there will be periods of increased unstable weather, with torrential showers, frequent electric discharges, storms and hail. The accumulation the quantities of water will exceed 25 … 40 l / sqm. Such phenomena will be in places in the rest of the country.
From Tuesday at 22.00 until Wednesday at 10.00, in Constanța and Tulcea counties, the atmospheric instability will remain increased. There will be torrential rains and lightning. The quantities of water will exceed 25 …. 35 l / sqm and isolated 50 l / sqm. At the same time, from Tuesday at 12.00 until Wednesday at 22.00, the counties of Tulcea, Galați, Brăila and Vaslui will be under a code orange alert of showers, electric discharges, wind gusts and isolated hail. The quantities of water will exceed 40 … 60 l / sqm.
For Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, meteorologists issued a code yellow alert of heat and thermal discomfort, which will affect the whole country. During this period, the heat wave will gradually cover the whole country, and the thermal discomfort will be high. On Wednesday (June 23), there will be heatwave in Banat, Crișana, Oltenia, Maramureș and in western and northwestern Transylvania, and on Thursday and Friday (June 24 and 25) in all regions.
Thermal highs will generally be between 33 and 37 degrees, and locally night lows will not fall below 20 degrees (tropical nights). Especially in the eastern and south-eastern regions, on hills and mountains, especially in the afternoon and evening, atmospheric instability will intensify and torrential downpours, frequent electrical discharges, short-term wind gusts, storms and downpours, and also hail will be reported.
The situation will be critical, on Wednesday, in the counties of Caraș-Severin, Timiș, Arad, Bihor and Satu Mare, for which ANM issued an code orange for heat and severe thermal discomfort. Here will be recorded maximum temperatures frequently between 37 and 39 degrees, and during the night will not fall, in general, below 22 … 25 degrees. On Thursday and Friday (June 24 and 25), the thermal discomfort will be accentuated in Oltenia, Maramureș and most of Transylvania.