Due to a small amount of precipitation in some regions of Russia, a drought may begin in the second half of June. This was reported by the scientific director of the Hydrometeorological Center Roman Vilfand at a press conference on June 2. In addition, the weather forecaster confirmed the recent forecast for the summer:it will be warm, perhaps even warmer than normal.
Where can a drought occur and why?
The risk of drought is primarily in the Sverdlovsk, Chelyabinsk and Kurgan regions. There has been too little rain there in the last two months, only 16-50% of the norm. For example, in the Kurgan region, only 3 mm of precipitation fell.
The second half of June may also be dry in some of the most densely populated regions of the Asian part of Russia.:Omsk, Novosibirsk, Kemerovo regions and Altai Krai.
At the same time, Vilfand clarifies that we are talking only about a high probability of drought, and not about one hundred percent. Meteorologists will continue to analyze the situation for a more accurate forecast.
Where will the summer be the hottest?
Vilfand also named several regions where the temperature in the first summer month is predicted to be the highest. The hottest June is expected in Western Siberia, the Krasnoyarsk Territory and the west of Yakutia. In all of Russia, the temperature in this month is likely to be either within the normal range or higher.