Weather in Bulgaria: Rain and Thunderstorms Coming

Yellow code for heavy rainfall and thunderstorms is in force for 14 regions in the country for Today, May 26.

The warning for heavy rains and thunderstorms applies to Sofia district, Sofia city and Blagoevgrad, Pazardzhik, Smolyan, Plovdiv, Lovech, Gabrovo, Stara Zagora, Veliko Tarnovo, Ruse, Targovishte, Razgrad and Silistra regions.

Heavy rain, hail hit Istanbul’s Asian side

Heavy rain and hail hit some districts of Istanbul's Asian side, particularly Çekmeköy and Sultanbeyli.

Residents of those affected areas covered their vehicles with carpets and blankets to protect them from the hailstones.

Motorists in Çekmeköy had to take cover under a bridge to wait for the heavy rain and hail which lasted for some one hour with intervals.

Weather Today in Bulgaria

Thursday before noon will be partly sunny. In the afternoon, cumulus and rainy clouds will develop and in many places in the western half of the country there will be short-term, temporarily intense rainfall.

 In Northwestern Bulgaria there will be thunderstorms and hail conditions. A light wind will blow from the south-southwest, before noon in Eastern Bulgaria - from the southeast.

Unstable weather expected in six counties through Thursday morning; rain showers through Friday

The National Weather Administration (ANM) has issued a Code Yellow warning for unstable weather valid through Thursday morning in six western counties. According to meteorologists, May 12, 16:00hrs - May 13, 10:00hrs, in Banat, Crisana, as well as the southwest of Oltenia, there will be spells unstable weather in the form thunderstorms, hail and torrential rain showers.