The code orange for heavy snowfalls has entered into force on Thursday afternoon in Bucharest and 14 other counties in southern country. Interior minister has convened the winter command, urging auhtorities to be prompt in action in the areas under the weather alert. Minister Dan also informed that extra winter equipment and forces have been deployed on scene.
A day ago, the National Meteorology Administration had issued a new bad weather alert, a code yellow for snowfall, valid in 14 counties in southern Romania and Bucharest, as of Thursday evening through Friday, at 3 p.m. Another code yellow alert for snowfall will be valid in half of the country.
The weather will be chilly, with temperatures lower by 10 Celsius degrees than the normal ones for March.
From Thursday to Friday, heavy snowfalls are thus expected in Bucharest and 14 counties in the south, as well as temporary snowstorm and low visibility.
The wind gusts will reach 50-60kmph in southern Banat, Oltenia, most part of Muntenia and Dobruja, and sometimes even 65-70kmph.
At the same time, during March 22, 3 p.m. and March 23, 8 p.m, there is another code yellow alert in force, with significant snowfalls, extreme cold and strong wind in most part of the country.
PM Viorica Dancila has asked during the Gov’t sitting that local authorities should mobilize very well, considering the situation, with more snowfalls coming in.
Bucharest mayor had decided a day ago to close down all schools, high schools and kindergartens in the Capital on Friday due to the bad weather forecast.