Meteorology Warns of Continued Unusual Frosty Weather in Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan, Baku, 10 January / corr Trend E.Husyenli / Frosty and unstable weather will continue in Azerbaijan by 14 January, Umayra Tagietva, the Deputy Director of the National Hydro-meterology Department of the Azerbaijani Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources, said on 10 January.
Over the past week frosty weather and heavy snowfall has been observed in Azerbaijan. The record low temperature was noted in Baku during the nights of 7 and 8 January. The temperature dropped to minus 6o -8o in Baku and the Absheron peninsular. Such low temperatures are unusual for Baku at the beginning of January. Over the last century the frostiest weather was observed in 1935 at minus 3.5o. Snow which fell in Baku and Absheron peninsular over the past three days exceeded 100% the monthly average.
Tagiyeva said that repeated warnings have been sent to state organizations of Azerbaijan to notify them of the abnormal freezing which will be observed by the end of the week. During this period it will snow periodically accompanied by northwesterly winds. The air temperature will drop to minus 6o-7o in Baku and Absheron peninsular. The weather will stabilize beginning from the next week, when the temperature is expected to reach 5-6o, Tagiyeva said.