Active snow cyclone, accompanied by gale force winds moving from the Japan Sea to the Primorsky, Khabarovsk Krai and the Sakhalin region, said on Thursday the Far Eastern Regional Center (DVRTS) Russian Emergencies Ministry.
"According to forecasters, due to the passage of the cyclone at night on January 25 in the central and eastern regions of Primorye expected snow sunny. Day January 25 at the north edge of the snow, sunny. Places — a blizzard, the roads — ice and snow roll forward. Wind on the coast can reach gusts up to 17-22 meters per second. possible icing of ships, "- said in a statement.
Worsening weather is expected in the Khabarovsk Territory. Friday night and Saturday afternoon in the eastern and north-eastern regions of predicted snow, winds of 15-20 meters per second blowing.
"The cyclone will have an active influence on the weather and the Sakhalin region. 25 and 26 January in southern Sakhalin Island expected strong wind gusts that can reach 20 meters per second, on the coast of a strong storm with wind gusts up to 25-30 meters per second and visibility less than 500 meters in the mountains — avalanche danger, "- said DVRTS MOE.
Rescuers warn that heavy rains and gusty winds could cause breakage on power lines and communication malfunction avtotrasporta systems, utilities and energy.