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A strong thunderstorm in Vladivostok

January 30 2007

Today Vladivostok residents have witnessed a rare natural phenomenon - in the middle of winter and snow storm raging in the city, in the sky, lightning and heard thunder storm.

The department Primorskgidrometa reported that thunder and lightning - a consequence of the collision over Vladivostok cold continental air and warm humid air of the front, come in Primorye by the Yellow Sea. The cyclone, which came in Primorye from the southern latitudes of the Pacific Ocean, bringing heavy snow to the coast, accompanied by strong wind.

For 12 hours, as weather forecasters reported, the cyclone brought down to the south of Primorye more monthly precipitation. On the night of Wednesday in the province is expected to intensify snowfall and wind. Day 31 January the wind speed reaches 18-23 meters per second.

Today, due to blizzards and snowfall, the head of the Vladivostok Administration canceled classes in schools, reduced the working day. Lifted some flights sea ferries to the island Russian, interrupted a passenger shipping service to the island of Popov. All rescue services is in Standby mode number one. At the edge of a storm warning.

Despite the difficult weather conditions, the maritime sector of the Trans-Siberian railway passenger and freight trains run on time. With a little delay taking airplanes airport of Vladivostok. The administration of the company "Vladivostok Avia" reported that the delay of flights due to the fact that the special processing is carried out aircraft against icing. Reports RIA Novosti .

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