A powerful, non-supercell tornado over water has caused damage after it hit the eastern shores of Istanbul on June 19.
The tornado, a rare occurrence for northwestern Turkey, was first seen over the Marmara Sea before passing through the Pendik and Tuzla neighborhoods in eastern Istanbul and reached the province of Kocaeli.
Ten people, including a child, are confirmed dead in Bulgaria's Black Sea city of Varna, the head of the regional police Nikolai Kalchev told bTV national channel.
As previously reported, on Thursday afternoon the city was hit by severe rains and thunderstorms, which caused floods, death and damages. The district of Asparuhovo was hit by a flash flood from the ridge above the area.
One worker was slightly injured when he was struck by lightning during a sit-in protest over 18 workers who were fired in the western province of KÃ¼tahya, late on June 15.
Ãmer Tuncan, 25, was injured when lightning struck him in an open area where he had been holding a sit-in protest with other workers since June 10.
Code Yellow for potentially hazardous weather has been issued across most Bulgarian regions on Monday, except the northwestern Vidin.
Rain showers accompanied by thunder will fall in the afternoon. Towards the evening, hail could strike parts of eastern Bulgaria, the National Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology warned.
The heavy rains and the large hail that hit Bulgaria in the last week are expected to continue for ten more days, according to the National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology.
The bad weather has brought thunderstorms and torrential rains throughout the country. Dozens of vehicles, houses, orchards and roads have been damaged due to the large hail.
Village in south experiences tornado, hailstorm, then snow
CRNA TRAVA -- A strong storm described as "tornado-like" on Wednesday hit the village of Mlačište near the municipality of Crna Trava in southern Serbia.
It heavily damaged some 20 homes and other facilities and ripped large beech trees from their roots, the locals reported.
A Code Yellow warning for thunder- and hailstorms was issued for Wednesday in north western and central northern Bulgaria was issued by the Meteorology Institute.
The warning regards the regions of Vidin, Motana, Vratsa, Pleven, Gabrovo, Veliko Tarnovo and Ruse.
The metorologists expect heavy rain, thunderstorms and possible hailstorms.