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Interior Ministry: Northern, north-eastern Bulgaria expected to be worst-hit by coming heavy snowfalls, strong winds

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The heavy snowfalls and strong winds forecast for the next few days are expected to hit northern and north-eastern Bulgaria the hardest, while there is a “real danger” to Smolyan and Pazardzhik, the Interior Ministry said on January 4.

The areas expected to be most-affected in the coming day are Bulgaria’s main Black Sea city Varna, Rousse on the Danube, as well as Silistra, Dobrich, Shoumen and Razgrad, the ministry said after a meeting of the crisis staff to review plans to deal with the expected winter weather crisis.

Snowdrifts of up to 50cm are possible, going by weather forecasts presented to the ministry on January 4.

At the same time, the “code yellow” potentially hazardous weather warning – for snow and ice – was issued for January 5 for Blagoevgrad, Kyustendil, Montana, Pernik, Vidin, Gabrovo, Lovech, Pazardzhik, Plovdiv, Vratsa and for Bulgaria’s capital city Sofia and the region around it.

On January 5, snow cover in Sofia would reach up to 15cm, weather forecasters said./IBNA

Full article: The Sofia Globe

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