Provinces of Bulgaria

Good Conditions for Skiing, Strong Wind High on Vitosha and the Balkan

There are favourable conditions for skiing, the Mountain Rescue Service to the Bulgarian Red Cross told Focus News Agency. The weather is unfavourable for hiking in the high parts of Vitosha and the Balkan Mountain Range due to strong wind. At Botev Peak, the wind is stormy. The lift facilities are open, the ski slopes were prepared.

Prevala Pass Re-opened to Traffic

District governor of Smolyan, Nedyalko Slavov, cancelled the partial state of emergency for the Prevala pass (South Bulgaria), the district press office said on 30th of January. Traffic through the pass has been restored, but snow chains are obligatory required. The district crisis management unit monitors the condition of the dams and rivers in the area.

Cloudy Skies, Rain in many Places Throughout Bulgaria, Snow Above 1,000 m

Today the clouds will be considerable during most of the time. Rainfall is forecast in many places, snow in the mountain areas above 1,000 m, meteorologist Boryana Markova, National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology, told Focus News Agency. Greater precipitation is again expected in the western regions and the Rila-Rhodopes.

Large Amounts of Rainfall in Southwest Bulgaria, Snow in the Rila-Rhodopes

Significant cloud today with rainfall in many places, at altitudes above 1,000 m - snow. Larger amounts of rain are expected in Southwest Bulgaria, while in the Rila-Rhodope region additional snow will accumulate. In Eastern Bulgaria and in parts of the northern slopes of the Balkan Mountain Range there will be moderate to strong wind from south.

Situation in Smolyan Gets Back to Normal after the Heavy Snow

The state of emergency in Smolyan is still in place on 28th of January, but it is expected to be cancelled today after the situation in the region gradually gets back to normal, reports BNT. 

Traffic is one-way through Pamporovo ski resort. Cars are not allowed from Progled to the resort. Traffic from the town is redirected through the Rozhen pass.

Snow Chains are Compulsory for Driving through Prevala and Pamporovo Passes

Meteorologists warn of downpours in most parts of Bulgaria. Code orange for heavy rains and black ice is in force for 5 districts in South-West Bulgaria on 25th of January, reports BNT. 

It is snowing heavily in the district of Smolyan, south Bulgaria.

Snow tyres are mandatory to drive through Prevala and Pamporovo.

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Snowfall in most of North Bulgaria and in the Mountains, Rain in South Bulgaria and Coastal Areas

New precipitation beginning from southwest this morning will spread into the eastern regions by the evening. Snowfall is forecast in most of North Bulgaria and in the mountainous regions, rain in South Bulgaria and on the seacoast. The atmospheric pressure, much lower than the average for January, will further decrease. Light to moderate wind from east-northeast.