The Moscow Department of the Ministry of Emergency Situations issued an emergency warning about unfavorable weather conditions. According to the forecast of the Russian Hydrometeorological Center, already on Saturday evening in the capital, heavy precipitation is expected in places, icy ice at night, and increased wind.
"In connection with the movement of an active cyclone from the south-west to the north-east through the territory of Moscow from 21:00 on October 17 and preservation until 15:00 on October 18, precipitation (rain, sleet) is expected, in places strong, at night and in the morning in places ice; during the entire period and until the end of the day on October 18, the wind increased by 15-20 m / s, "the website of the Ministry of Emergency Situations says.
According to the leading employee of the Phobos weather center, Yevgeny Tishkovets, a powerful Balkan cyclone will bring up to a third of the total monthly precipitation to the capital region. "Precipitation is expected mainly in the form of heavy rains, but at the end of the night and on Sunday morning, wet snow will also mix in places, which will pass mainly in the north of the Moscow region - along the arc of Sergiev Posad, Klin, Dubna, Taldom, Dmitrov," he said RIA News".
At night in Moscow it will be plus 2-4, in the region - from zero to plus 5 degrees, in the afternoon - plus 5-7, in the region - plus 4-9. In the afternoon, gusts of wind will reach stormy 15-20 meters per second, possibly a fall of wobbly structures.
In addition, in Moscow, a sharp drop in atmospheric pressure is expected "to the most baric bottom - from 751 to 733 millimeters of mercury," added Tishkovets.
Moscow city services have been put on high alert, said Deputy Mayor for Housing and Public Utilities and Improvement Pyotr Biryukov. Emergency brigades are on round-the-clock duty and are ready to promptly leave in the event of a tree falling, damage to power lines, building roofs, road signs and signs.
The power grid companies have been instructed to alert all possible sources of emergency power. Additional measures have been taken to protect buildings, residential and non-residential facilities, transport and trade facilities, large-format advertising structures from wind gusts.
If necessary, de-icing treatment of especially dangerous road sections will be carried out. Drivers are advised not to park their cars under trees, strictly follow the traffic rules, especially the speed limit and distance.