Abnormally low temperatures are set in in the most of the territories of Asia. In the north of the Asian region of the continent, from the Ural Mountains to the Pacific Ocean, and from the Taimyr Peninsula to the Kazakhstan steppes, the temperature is below the norm by 15 degrees. In a number of regions temperature dropped to minus 50 degrees.
If, in our view, Siberia is about “cold” always, then what would you say about Kazakhstan, which is for fifteen hundred kilometers south of Yakutia? However, even here there were such cold, that warm water freezed in the open air in a split second.
There is unusually cold in Kyrgyzstan. The temperature in the mountainous regions is minus 40 degrees, in Bishkek – minus 18 degrees. Even the usually non-freezing salt lake of Issyk-Kul is under ice.
Cold weather has also set in Turkmenistan, but it is cannot be called anomalous. In Ashgabat, the stem of thermometer dropped up to minus 15 degrees twice within the last 10 years. The coldest and snowiest winter in the Turkmen capital was in 1969, when temperature reached minus 24 degrees. A temperature record for the cold over the entire period of instrumental meteorological observations in Ashgabat was recorded in 1900 – minus 25.6 degrees.
According to the Turkmenhydromet report, these days in the Turkmen capital the temperature will remain at minus 12 degrees, which is still not typical for the Turkmen winter. One thing upsets, and first of all, the children – there was still no much snow.
By the end of this week, weather forecasters promise plus 20 degrees! Winter in Turkmenistan is usually unstable, a few days of “sudden” colds – and the warm weather comes again. Therefore, January is the season, when you can meet on the street both some people in fur coats and boots, and others – in T-shirts with short sleeves and sneakers. Nevertheless, the difference of 32 degrees in a few days is abnormal.
Scientists think that, due to global warming, it is just right to make a diagnosis to the planet – “climatic neurosis”.
In addition, how else to call the melting of arctic glaciers, which desalinate the waters of the Atlantic Ocean and affect to the Gulf Stream? For more than one century, the Gulf Stream served as a “heating pad” for Eurasia. If due to the abundance of fresh water the stream will change its course, this will lead to the creation of a new climate in the Eurasian area.
Will the new climate be as favorable as the previous one? Or the mother-nature with assistance of human being will manage with this misfortune?