Residents of the village of Ust-Abakan dig in the banks of the Yenisei - create a protective strip. This is a recommendation from the Ministry of Emergencies. An impromptu dam will be needed when the river starts to rise. On the eve of Khakassia, a powerful warming hit: even at the weekend, the temperature in Abakan - this time the capital of the republic - dropped to -20. But the day before in the middle of the day it was already +10! The snow began to melt with great speed, puddles began to spread on the streets. And in the coming days, the warming zone will only increase.
The fact is that Atlantic cyclones seized power in the atmosphere over the region!
The first, which initially drove away the winter, is already leaving for the Pacific Ocean. But a new one is in a hurry to replace him. And it will intensify warming! After all, air masses from Central Asia will begin to flow to Russia.
As a result, today the winter temperature regime will remain only in the lower reaches of the Ob and Yenisei. And most of southern Siberia will be covered by a thaw. Altai and Sayany will again be in its epicenter: here in some places the thermometer will rise above + 5 … + 10.
For example, in Abakan it will be mostly sunny, so the air will continue to warm up as if in mid-April - at noon hours up to + 8 … + 10 degrees. And only on Thursday-Friday the sky will be covered with clouds, precipitation will pass, and the temperature regime will return to the climate.
Novosibirsk will be one of the few large cities where abnormal heat will not break through. Cloudy with precipitation will prevail here, and this will limit the rise in temperature. In the next few days in the capital of Siberia to 0 … + 1, as it should be at this time of the year.
In such a situation, snow will continue to melt rapidly in southern Siberia. However, at least until the end of March, a sharp deterioration in the flood situation is not expected here.
"We still have ice. In the second decade of March, the ice thickness even increased. It is too early for us, it is too early to talk about floods, about cataclysms," says Anna Lapchik, head of the Hydrometeorological Center of the West Siberian Department for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring …
In general, experts call the situation with floods in the south of Siberia threatening.
In many areas of Altai and Sayan, the height of snowdrifts is now more than twice the norm at the end of March. And, for example, in the Altai Republic an intermediate record has been set in general - in the vicinity of Gorno-Altaysk there is now the largest layer of snow for the entire era of global warming: 73 cm. The first wave of flooding is expected here in April. The second will come in May. How intense they will be will depend on the weather during these months.