Forecasters predict sleet in central Russia for the weekend

The arrival of the weekend in the central regions of European Russia, a powerful cyclone in Eastern Europe will be accompanied by sharp changes in pressure, ice, sleet and rain, told RIA Novosti the Situation Centre Hydromet.

"The biggest danger — the buildup of snow on the wire. Due to the strong temperature differences in height freezing precipitation, ice," — said the source.

As previously reported, on Saturday and Sunday in the Central Federal District (CFD) to the south-west to north-east will move an active cyclone.

According to the representative of the Centre, on Saturday evening, the storm will come in western Russia — Smolensk, Bryansk, and the Pskov region. To the Moscow and Vladimir regions cyclone gets on Sunday night and Monday night.

"There will be great pressure differences — up to 10 millimeters of mercury, which can affect the condition of weather-sensitive people," — said the representative of the Centre.

He added that he also expected a strong and rapidly changing wind direction.

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