Summer droughts in the European part of Russia now occur twice as often

Meteorological observations in recent years show that the summer drought in the European part of Russia are becoming more frequent — they now occur more than once in 4-5 years, and every 2-3 years, told the head of Hydromet Alexander Frolov.

"It is becoming a trend, that droughts are becoming more frequent. According to statistics for the last 100 years of drought occurring every 4-5 years, and now they are observed every 2-3 years", — said Frolov.

"Summer is always warm, and even the extreme heat. For example, in June 2012, repeated the record in 2010. The fierce drought in most parts of Russia — the temperature of 40-50 degrees, there were regions where the last month there was not a drop of rain," — said the head of Hydromet.

He noted that it had in 2012 set a record of fire severity. "We in the European part of that did not feel, but in Siberia area was very large," — said Frolov.

Chapter Roshydromet recalled that in 2012, decreased yield, gross yield was 25% less than in 2011. Drought was most severe in the U.S., Kazakhstan and India.

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