The wind in the westernmost region of the country began to increase overnight. Kaliningrad took the first blow of the storm. And then there were reports of broken trees, broken power lines and damaged rooftops. Now gusts in Kaliningrad do not exceed 17 m / s. However, in the conditions of urban development, this is still a rather dangerous value. Strengthening of the wind is caused by changes in atmospheric pressure, explained the leading specialist of the FOBOS Weather Center Yevgeny Tishkovets.
In the morning, the elements reached the northern capital. Even at night in St. Petersburg, a dam in the Gulf of Finland was blocked – due to the surge wave, the level of the reservoir began to rise. The maximum gusts of the meteorological station are recorded in Kronstadt – up to 22 m / s. And in the city, too, trees are already falling with might and main.
The reason for the rampant elements is the Atlantic cyclone “Hendrik”, a cold front is shifting in its rear. In addition, the vortex collided with an anticyclone over the southeast of Europe, and a significant pressure drop was formed between these giants – more than 35 mm Hg. pillar. Of course, the wind increases in the collision zone of these baric formations.
Today, the storm zone will cover most of Eastern Europe. The strongest gusts are predicted in the water area of the Gulf of Finland, where air currents can accelerate to almost hurricane 25-30 m / s.
In St. Petersburg, gusts over 20 m / s will persist until the end of this day. The city has little rainfall. But during the day they will get stronger. And the rain will peak at the beginning of Saturday.
A storm will strike Moscow in the next few hours. The maximum wind speed will reach about 15 hours – gusts up to 19 m / s are expected. For a metropolis, this is a dangerous indicator, because in the conditions of urban development, the effect of a wind tunnel can work. By evening, the elements will begin to weaken, although on Saturday it will still be windy – up to 13 m / s.
The temperature background today is abnormal in the best sense of the word. The last two days on the territory of Russia, in the Chernozem region, it is 14 … 19 heat, and slightly above +20 – in the south of our country.
Already today temperature rise… Last night in Moscow it was +12, in the daytime only +10 is expected, by tomorrow morning it will get colder to +5. This is due to the fact that Hendrik carries very cold air masses from the Arctic to our country.
But not even a cold snap will be the most unpleasant consequence of this process. The fact is, at the peak of the spread of warm air in the central regions of Russia, the pressure dropped sharply. Now the region is at its very baric bottom: 730 mm Hg / st. But cold air is heavier. So his intrusion into a rapid rise in barometer readings: on average, the pressure will rise by 10 points every day.
So, in addition to precipitation, cold and wind, Russians will have such a headache.