The General Directorate “Fire Safety and Protection of the Population” (GDPBZN) is taking preventive actions in connection with the expected dynamic weather forecast in the country. Instructions have been sent to the regional governors to take additional measures in connection with expected strong winds and rains, the press center of the GDPBZN announced.
Information about the meteorological situation in the country, according to which strong winds and rains are coming, has been received at the National Operational Center of the National Fire Protection Agency.
An “orange code” has been announced for November 18, Saturday, for a strong northwesterly wind with a speed of 10 – 15 m/second. Expectations are in the districts of Vidin, Montana, Vratsa, Lovech, Silistra, Dobrich, Varna, Shumen, Burgas, Sliven, Sofiyska, Pernik, Targovishte gusts to reach 25-30 m/second.
Rainfall with quantities of 15-35 l/sq. m are expected in the regions of Dobrich, Varna and Burgas. According to the hydrological forecast of NIMH-MOES, in the next 48 hours, this may lead to an increase in river levels in the Danube, Black Sea, East White Sea and West White Sea basins.
Additional instructions have also been given to the regional directorates “Fire Safety and Protection of the Population” to increase preparedness in the event of emergency situations. The directors of the police departments in the “code orange” areas have also been notified of the forecasts.
On the night of Saturday in the mountainous regions, the rain will change to snow, meteorologists from the National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology (NIMH) report. Drivers who have a trip ahead of them to go on the road with cars prepared for winter conditions have been urged by the Road Infrastructure Agency (API). Forecasts call for significant amounts of rain and strong winds. Temperatures are expected to drop. There will be blizzard and icing conditions.