02 September 2022
A strong thunderstorm combined with heavy rain rolled over Sofia this afternoon.
The storm hit the city around 5:00 p.m.
At first, thunder started to be heard and lightning was seen, which minutes later were already accompanied by torrential rain.
Forecasters warned of dangerous phenomena over the country. Until midnight, the phenomena will continue in most areas, but from the southwest they will gradually weaken and stop, reported the National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology (NIMH).
After midnight, there will still be rain and thunderstorms in North-Eastern Bulgaria and in places there the amounts will be significant. It will be light, in the north-easterly areas to a moderate north-westerly wind. Atmospheric pressure will rise very slightly and will be close to average.
Tomorrow before noon, sunny weather will prevail, cloudiness will be more significant over the northeastern regions and it will still rain. After noon, cumulus clouds will develop again, but only in isolated places there will be short-term precipitation. It will be moderate, after noon in the northeastern half of the country to a strong northwesterly wind. The maximum temperatures will be between 22° and 27°, in Sofia – around 23°.
Over the Black Sea, cloudiness will be changeable, before noon on the northern coast more often significant and there will still be short-term precipitation, in isolated places and thunder. After lunch the cloud will break, in places along the south coast to mostly sunny weather. Maximum temperatures will be 24°-27°. The temperature of the sea water is about 26°. The excitement of the sea will be 1-2 points.
Over the mountains, the cloudiness will be changeable, after noon – cumulus and in some places there will be short-term precipitation. A moderate, temporarily strong northwesterly wind will blow. The maximum temperature at 1200 meters will be around 18°, at 2000 meters – 12°.
On Sunday, the wind will change to east-northeast, it will be weak, in the western half of the country it will be temporarily quiet. There will be more sunny hours, but after lunch in places in Western Bulgaria it is possible to rain again. Temperatures will rise slightly.
At the beginning of next week, air traffic will remain from the east-northeast. There will be more significant increases in cloudiness and precipitation mainly in the southwestern part of the country, in the mountainous regions thunderstorms are also possible; the rest of the country will have more sun. Maximum temperatures will mostly be between 22° and 27°.