Meteorologists warn of torrential rains in northern and central provinces


ISTANBUL

Turkey’s state meteorological service has declared a “yellow alert” for 11 provinces, mainly in the north and center of the country, against heavy rains, with temperatures expected to drop from September 22.

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According to the latest assessments, it is estimated that the Black Sea, eastern Anatolia and eastern Mediterranean regions will face torrential rains and thunderstorms.

Meteorologists have warned citizens to be cautious about the possibility of flooding in the Black Sea provinces of Samsun, Ordu, Tokat, eastern Anatolian provinces of Erzincan and its neighboring provinces of Sivas and Tunceli.

Officials said the rains would continue on September 23 in a few provinces in the Marmara, Eastern Mediterranean and Black Sea regions, while the rains would decrease in eastern Anatolia.

While stating that the rains will last until September 24 at the regional level, the office that draws the maps indicates that the sun will shine again from September 25, estimates that the rain will continue only in the eastern region of the Black Sea until ‘at the end of the week. .

According to the bureau’s five-day forecast report, air temperatures across the country under the influence of cool and rainy weather for nearly a week will decrease significantly, while they will drop by 2 to 8 degrees Celsius in the northern and interior parts.

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As temperatures in Istanbul are expected to drop to 16 degrees Celsius by September 23, strong winds could hit the capital Ankara and central Anatolian provinces, meteorologists said.

Higher parts of the Black Sea region could face sleet, the office added.

The office also pointed out that the wind will generally blow from the north, slightly from the west and from the southwest on the Mediterranean coasts, while it will be strong in eastern Anatolia.

The “yellow alert” indicates a “potential danger situation” in the weather. Although the predicted event is not unusual, it is used as a warning to pay attention to activities that may be affected by weather conditions.

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