A new cyclone is approaching Kamchatka (the Russian Far East).
The Kamchatka inter-regional territorial department for hydrometeorology and monitoring of the environment told RIA Novosti on Thursday that a powerful cyclone, which determines weather conditions in the southern regions of the peninsula, is near the Sakhalin island now. This is why the weather has improved for a short period of time.
At the present time, forecasters observe the behaviour of the next-wave cyclone which is approaching the peninsula from the Pacific regions.
They believe that in the evening a lot of clouds will appear in the southern and south-eastern regions of Kamchatka.
The atmospheric whirlwind will bring snowfalls to the peninsula, the intensity of which will increase at night. The roads are covered with ice.
The precipitation in the southern and south-eastern regions of Kamchatka amounted to 20 percent of the monthly norm over the last 24 hours.
The wind gust on the coast was more than 35 metres per second, and the thickness of snow reaches 1,5 metres in some places.