Bulgaria to Broil on Thursday, Mercury Up to 38C

The sizzling weather in Bulgaria will reach one of its peaks for this year on Thursday, turning August into the hottest month of this year's summer.

On Thursday the mercury will zoom up to 33-38C in the southwestern parts of the country, highs in the capital Sofia have been forecast at 33C.

A total of 14 Bulgarian regions have been placed under Code Yellow because of the dangerous heat.

Code Yellow will be in effect for the regions of Vidin, Montana, Vratsa, Pleven, Veliko Tarnovo, Ruse, Blagoevgrad, Kyustndil, Pazardzhik, Plovdiv, Stara Zagora, Sliven, Yambol and Haskovo, with temperatures between 35C and 38C expected.

Lows have been forecast at 10°-15°.

Tourists in Black Sea resorts will enjoy more than sunny weather and Mediterranean-like sea waves as highs will hit 31C along the southern coast.

Medics urge people with heart problems to stay home during the hottest hours of the day. Drivers should be on their highest alert and take regularly short breaks with refreshments.

The highest summer temperature was recorded in Bulgaria in 1916 - 45,2C.

Adapted from Novinite