Extreme weather will hit Romania over the weekend, the nation’s top weather official said Thursday.
The director of the National Weather Agency, Elena Mateescu said that a cyclone which is forming over the Black Sea to the east of Romania is expected to reach Romanian shores.
She said it would likely hit some eastern and southern regions.
„The extreme weather”will start on Thursday evening and carry on during the day Friday” she told Antena 3.
There will be excessive precipitation of up to 30 to 50 liters a square meter, she said. Winds of up to 45-50 kilometers and hour and hail are forecast as well as the cyclone, Adevărul reported.
Severe or extreme weather means high winds, hail, excessive precipitation, and wildfires. Thunderstorms, downbursts, tornadoes, and cyclones are other effects.
Climate scientists have been warning for decades that global warming will lead to more extreme weather.
The weather agency issued a weather warning earlier for torrential rain overnight Thursday.
Temperatures will reach a maximum of 26 Celsius and a minimum of 14 Celsius.
The weather will be unstable over the weekend with thunderstorms and downpours. The weather will remain generally warm.