Fre­quent snow­fall ex­pected this win­ter

The UB Post - - Domestic - By B.CHINTUSHIG

This win­ter, which be­gins on De­cem­ber 22, will see more fre­quent snow­fall com­pared to pre­vi­ous years, Ulaan­baatar Gen­eral Man­ager T.Gan­tu­mur said at a con­fer­ence of agen­cies in Ulaan­baatar dis­cussing win­ter prepa­ra­tion.

Nu­mer­ous agen­cies con­vened to dis­cuss Ulaan­baatar’s prepa­ra­tion for win­ter and to as­sess whether sup­plies such as road salts were suf­fi­cient to last the win­ter. As of to­day, agen­cies col­lec­tively have a sup­ply of 1,771 tons of road salts and 500 tons of chem­i­cals. In ad­di­tion, 500 tons of road salts and 900 tons of chem­i­cals have been pur­chased through Ulaan­baatar Mayor’s Of­fice fund­ing. The 500 tons of road salts have been pur­chased and stored while 900 tons of chem­i­cals are be­ing im­ported from Rus­sia, ac­cord­ing to city of­fi­cials.

“A cou­ple of days ago, the weather wors­ened and 52 out­posts were closed as a re­sult of the heavy snow­fall,” said T.Gan­tu­mur.

The Ulaan­baatar Gen­eral Man­ager crit­i­cized agen­cies for be­ing un­pre­pared for the heavy snow­fall and re­minded the need to stock­pile road salts and chem­i­cals in prepa­ra­tion for up­com­ing win­ter con­di­tions.

The Na­tional Agency Me­te­o­rol­ogy and the En­vi­ron­men­tal Mon­i­tor­ing said that be­gin­ning in Novem­ber 1 western re­gions will ex­pe­ri­ence heavy snow­fall, while other re­gions are ex­pected to ex­pe­ri­ence snow­storms in midNovem­ber. The agency said that tem­per­a­tures will be on par with av­er­age tem­per­a­tures in De­cem­ber and Jan­uary. How­ever, the north­ern and eastern re­gions will ex­pe­ri­ence more snow­fall on av­er­age com­pared to pre­vi­ous years.

Photo by G.ARGUUJIN

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