The three-month rainfall fell in the capital of Kazakhstan, where due to bad weather the authorities announced an emergency regime, said on Wednesday the head of the department of short-term weather forecasts Alua Sakhanova.
On Monday, in Nur-Sultan, due to strong winds and a blizzard, the authorities declared an emergency regime. On Wednesday, a blizzard and wind gave way to frost, in the city classes for primary classes were canceled due to temperatures below 24 degrees.
Women shopping "catching" a car by the road in Nur-Sultan after heavy snowfall in January 2020
"January 2020 was distinguished by heavy snowfalls, strong blizzards, winds and abnormally high temperatures - above normal by six degrees. The norm is -14 degrees. Today, the amount of precipitation is 50 millimeters at a rate of 16 millimeters. The three-month rainfall has already fallen. with long-term data, such heavy snowfalls were observed 56 years ago, in 1964, "the press service of the city akimat (mayor's office) quotes Sakhanova.
According to her, in February "snow and blizzard are expected often during the month."
A man walks down the street during a snowstorm in Nur-Sultan.