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Weather alert: frosts expected in Kyrgyzstan

Drop in temperature is expected in Kyrgyzstan. The press service of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Kyrgyz Republic reported.

According to its data, frosts to −3 ...- 1 degree Celsius are forecasted for October 15 in the agriculture areas of Chui, Talas, Issyk-Kul regions and in the foothill areas of Osh, Jalal-Abad and Batken regions.

Rain, snow in the piedmont and mountainous regions, in some places heavy precipitation are expected on October 16-17. Snow drifts, packed snow and ice covered ground are expected in mountainous areas with an increase of western wind to 18-23 meters per second.

Air temperature in Chui, Talas valleys will drop at night to −3 ...- 1 degrees, in the daytime — to 0 ... + 5; in the valley zone of Osh, Jalal-Abad, Batken regions it will drop at night to −2 degrees Celsius, in the afternoon +4 ... + 9; in the foothill areas of Issyk-Kul region at night — to −5, in the daytime — to 0 ... + 5 degrees; in the farming zone of Naryn region and in mountainous areas at night — to −7 degrees, in the afternoon — to −5 ... 0, in the highlands at night to −12 in the afternoon — to −7 degrees.

Such unstable weather will complicate grazing of livestock on pastures, work of motor transport, communications enterprises, energy and utilities services. Frosts are dangerous for non-harvested vegetables.

Citizens planning to travel on mountain roads need to change summer tires for winter ones, have chains and shovels available.