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Powerful cyclone to bring snowstorm, gale to the Primorye territory

April 02, 2012, 19:41 UTC+3

Precipitations are expected to complete fully only on April 4

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VLADIVOSTOK, April 2 (Itar-Tass) —— A powerful cyclone is expected to bring heavy snowfalls and windstorms to the Primorye territory, the press service of the regional centre of hydrometeorology told Itar-Tass on Monday.

According to the report, the cyclone is forecasted to descent upon the region over night to Tuesday. The southern part of the Primorye territory, including Vladivostok, as well as coastal population centres from the city of Nakhodka to the Preobrazhenye settlement will be mainly battered by the cyclone, the press service said. There will be heavy snowstorms with gusts up to 20-25 metres per second in the aforesaid territories, the press service said.

The upcoming snowfalls and storms prompted the Regional Department of the Russian Emergencies Ministry to send warning messages to the municipalities of the territory on the possible emergencies, linked with the growth of road incidents, heavier activities of all kinds of transport and repair teams, as well as on the possible disruptions on the housing and public utilities.

According weathermen’s forecasts, the cyclone will keep stormy and snowy weather in the Primorye territory more than 24 hours. Precipitations are expected to complete fully only on April 4.

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