Vilfand has promised residents of Central Russia, the tornadoes and rain

Roman Vilfand

Director of the hydrometeorological center Roman Vilfand said that in the second half of the summer residents of Central Russia are waiting for tornadoes, thunderstorms and heavy rain, according to “Izvestia”.

The “vertical vortex structures — the tornadoes — we are extremely rare, but, unfortunately, there are. I wouldn’t have to exclude them in the near future. In July you can expect hail, heavy rain, squally winds and thunderstorms. This is a very dangerous phenomenon: every year, unfortunately, people die from lightning strikes”, — he said.

Vilfand added that in the summer of dangerous weather phenomena are observed five to six times more often than in the winter.
The head of the hydrometeorological center said that many natural disasters are impossible to predict in advance.

At the same time, the head of the organization inform the population of EMERCOM of Russia Alexei Vagotonic noticed that in the changing climate what it used to for some regions was an anomaly is becoming the norm.

Earlier in July, the Minister of emergency situations Vladimir Puchkov said that the middle of the summer will be difficult for the Russian rescuers period due to precipitation, temperature extremes, gusty winds.

As argued by a senior fellow of the center weather “Phobos” Eugene Tiscover, this year Muscovites can not wait for the hot summer. “In my opinion, the summer will be gone in Central Russia. This is a very modest heat, no encouraging forecasts about the heat at 25-30 degrees. I’m not sure that we will be able at these temperatures to open the swimming season,” he said.

Leading specialist of the center weather “Phobos” Oleg Prokofiev made a similar statement in an interview with the National news service (NSN). “While there is no evidence that we will return this summer. The result of a fairly intensive cyclonic activity of the Central Russian plain almost every day, will shower rains of different intensity,” said he.