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Powerful cyclones looming to batter Russia’s Pacific coast

November 07, 2016, 13:24 UTC+3 VLADIVOSTOK

Cyclones will be affecting the weather conditions in the Far East for all of November

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VLADIVOSTOK, November 7. /TASS/. A severe cyclone that had originated in the Yellow Sea has morphed and reached the Primorsky region, bringing with it a number of powerful cyclones which struck Russia’s Pacific coast. In the south of the region, it has begun snowing, with up to a full month of precipitation expected, the regional meteorological center said.

A severe weather warning has been issued due to the adverse meteorological conditions. The regional life-support services have been put on high alert. Over 500 emergency teams have been formed that are equipped with all the necessary machinery.

The cyclone is expected to batter the Sakhalin island after leaving Primorye. Apart from heavy snow and rain the cyclone will bring strong gusts, at times reaching storm wind speed.

Powerful gusts are expected to strike the Southern Kuril area as well. According to the Emergencies Ministry of the Sakhalin region, wind gusts of up to 33-38 meters per second are anticipated. "Emergency teams are ready to respond to the natural hazards," the ministry said in a statement.

"Waves of up to nine meters high are expected in the Bering Sea off the coast of the Kamchatka Peninsula, the Regional Office for Meteorology and Environmental Monitoring said. Shipping companies that have their vessels in the area, have been advised to take precautionary measures.

Another cyclone coming from Japan, has been tearing through Kamchatka. About 22 mm of rain and snow have been already recorded. On Monday, the cyclone will move on to the Commander Islands, bringing along strong winds. On November 8, the weather will calm down but not for long. On November 10, a new, ever more powerful cyclone will strike the region, meteorologists say.

According to the Primorsky Meteorological Center, cyclones will be affecting the weather conditions in the Far East for all of November. The next cyclone is due to hit the region on November 14-15.

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