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.