Sofia

Country: Bulgaria Population: 1 205 509

The Dam from which Pernik Gets its Drinking Water will Reach a Dead Volume in 2 Weeks

In two weeks time, Studena Dam, from which the town of Pernik gets its drinking water, will reach a dead volume. This was announced by Mayor of Pernik, Stanislav Vladimirov, during the meeting of the Standing Committee on Engineering Infrastructure and Energy Planning in the Sofia Municipality on January 20.

Bulgarian Nationalists to March Despite Prosecution Probe

The organisers of the Lukov March, commemorating the memory of controversial Bulgarian general Hristo Lukov, said on their website last week that their 17th annual nationalist march will be held on February 22, the date on which Lukov was assassinated.

The announcement came despite the prosecution announcing on Friday that it will examine whether or not the march is legal.

Weather Forecast: Maximum Temperatures between 0C to 5C

It will be cloudy today before noon. In the afternoon, the clouds over western Bulgaria will disperse. There will be light northwest wind, in eastern Bulgaria - moderate north wind. Maximum temperatures mainly between 0C and 5C, in Sofia - about 2C. Atmospheric pressure is significantly higher than the monthly average and will continue to rise during the day.

Balkan Insight’s Week in Pictures

The Bosnian capital of Sarajevo was shrowded in a thick layer of smog on January 17, 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE/Fehim Demir.

Serbian tennie star Novak Djokovic mid-swing during a practice session for the Australian Open at Melbourne Park in the Australian capital on January 16, 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE/Scott Barbour EDITORIAL USE ONLY AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND OUT

Elevated Levels of Fine Particulate Matter is Sofia

Elevated levels of fine particulate matter have been registered in Sofia, airsofia.info reported. According to the map, the air is polluted in almost the entire city. 

Most polluted residential areas are Knyazhevo, Gorna Banya, Karpuzitsa, Boyana, Ovcha Kupel, Studentski grad, Krasna Polyana and parts of Mladost 2.

The map is provided by airsofia.info

 

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