Roshydromet responded to the accusations of the Prosecutor General in the erroneous forecast

Igor Shumakov

The charges of the Prosecutor General to the Roshydromet, in the erroneous prediction is not baseless as the promise of inclement weather on may 29 in Moscow and the Moscow region was accurate. On Tuesday, August 29, TASS said the Deputy head of Roshydromet Igor Shumakov.

“The forecast was accurate, with acceptable errors. Where people died, the wind never exceeded the forecasts,” he said. According to him, the wind was stronger just for the airports of Moscow and Moscow region, which are given in a separate notice.

Earlier on August 29, the General Prosecutor’s office of Russia has accused the Roshydromet, in the wrong weather forecast before the may hurricane in Moscow. Checking Department discovered that an inaccurate weather forecasts was one of the causes of “catastrophic consequences” of the disaster. They said that the wind gusts on this day will not exceed 22 meters per second. In fact the figure reached 30 meters per second.

Hurricane in Moscow was held the afternoon of 29 may. In different areas of the city were fallen trees and billboards ripped from the ground pavilions public transport. 15 people were killed, about 200 injured.