Posted 10 февраля 2023,, 13:38

Published 10 февраля 2023,, 13:38

Modified 10 февраля 2023,, 16:02

Updated 10 февраля 2023,, 16:02

A snow storm is coming to St. Petersburg (VIDEO)

A snow storm is coming to St. Petersburg (VIDEO)

10 февраля 2023, 13:38
A severe snowstorm has begun in St. Petersburg, which will continue until the evening, as told by the head of the Hydrometeorological Center of the city, Alexander Kolesov. In some areas of the Gulf of Finland, wind gusts are already reaching speeds of 35 m/s.

"It will continue until the evening for sure. The intensity may decrease, but so far the strongest wind has not come to us, now it is over Kronstadt", - Kolesov explained the situation (quoted by Interfax).

The expert noted that the wind speed over the waters of the Gulf of Finland is currently 20 to 24 m/s. According to him, a blizzard is observed in all districts of the northern capital.

According to Interfax, residents of the Admiralty, Central, Vyborg, Frunze districts of the city report about the blizzard from 14:00.

"The bad weather was especially rampant on the coast of the Gulf of Finland. According to forecasters, wind gusts there can reach 35 m / s," the newspaper notes.

In the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia in St. Petersburg, residents of the city were warned about increased wind, rising water levels and the destruction of the ice cover. The department stressed the danger of going out on the ice and asked St. Petersburg residents not to go out on the ice and observe basic safety rules.

To prevent possible tragedies, the Ministry of Emergency Situations monitors the water area and shores, warning citizens about the danger of going out on the ice. "A lot of winter fishing enthusiasts who were in real danger were removed from the ice". Due to the threat of flooding, it was decided to close the dam.

"The water area of the Neva Bay is isolated from the Gulf of Finland. The movement of ships along the Kronstadt ship fairway has been stopped. On February 10, 2023, a storm warning was announced in the Northern Capital. Wind gusts of up to 23 m/s are forecast in coastal areas," the message on the Telegram channel of the government of St. Petersburg says.

As Fontanka notes, the water level in the bay rose by 60 cm in the bay in an hour, and by more than 80 cm in the Neva.

The authorities of St. Petersburg have declared an "orange" level of weather danger, which is valid from 9:00 on February 10 to 00:00 on February 11. Gardens and parks were closed in the city due to the storm wind.