Today marks the 41st anniversary of the flight of the first Bulgarian astronaut Georgi Ivanov.
On April 10, 1979, at 8 pm and 34 minutes Moscow time, a Soyuz-33 spacecraft with an international crew was launched into orbit around the Earth: flight commander Nikolai Rukavishnikov and astronaut-researcher Georgi Ivanov.
Dangerously high pollution was registered this morning in Vidin, Ruse and Plovdiv, according to a NOVA report on the European Commission's Air Quality Index portal.
In Vidin, measuring instruments of the Environmental Executive Agency reported a fine particulate matter concentration of 125 micrograms per cubic meter, which is more than 2 times the norm.
The celebration will feature organizations, institutions and civic groups, including: Green Balkans; Bulgarian Biodiversity Foundation - BSE; Eco-Community Foundation; Regional History Museum - Blagoevgrad; Regional Museum of History - Pleven; Regional Museum of History - Ruse; Vratsa Balkan Nature Park Directorate; Municipality of Lovech; cavemen, climbers and volunteers.
A Code Yellow warning for high temperatures has been issued for almost the entire country, for Blagoevgrad region the warning is Code Orange, the National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology (NIMH) said on its website.
In Blagoevgrad, temperatures are expected to reach and exceed 38C in the afternoon in most of the region.
A yellow code for dangerous cold weather has been announced in 12 districts in Western and Central Bulgaria for today, Feb. 24.
Temperatures in Sofia, Sofia, Pernik, Lovech, Gabrovo, Targovishte, Razgrad and Shumen will remain negative throughout the day. In the mountainous part of Montana, Vratsa and Veliko Tarnovo, the daily temperatures will also remain below zero, BNR reported.
Today it will be cloudy with light rainfall. In the morning, there will be conditions for frost, mainly in the Danube Plain. The northwest wind will intensify during the day, moderate to strong, dissipating the fog in the lowlands. Maximum temperatures in the range of 3°C to 8°C, about 5 degrees in Sofia.