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Why is there a sudden change in the weather in Turkmenistan?

The last week of winter according to the Turkmen national calendar started on Monday. On February 21, the period of "gara gysh" ("harsh winter") ends, and the season called "Charva Novruzi" ("new year of nomads", "spring of nomads") starts on the 22nd of the month.

According to the Hydrometeorological Service under the Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection of Turkmenistan, at the beginning and in the second half of this week, a stream of moist air will come over the territory of the country. As a result, rainfall is expected in all velayats. The air temperature is also predicted to increase at the end of the week.

If in the first week of this month the weather resembled spring, then in the first half of last week winter showed itself in all its glory. And on Tuesday the cold weather pleased Ashgabat residents with a long snowfall.

Why is there frequent climate change?

Horizontal movement of atmospheric air masses causes weather changes.

The Ministry of Education of Turkmenistan has prepared a manual "Climate of Turkmenistan," which states that air masses formed in the Arctic basin, reaching Turkmenistan, lead to the formation of frosty and low cloudy weather. One of the reasons of strong cold snap during winter is air of temperate latitudes. When such air comes to the territory of Turkmenistan temperature drops to -15-18 degrees Celsius. Temperate air masses formed over the sea or as a result of moving over the sea, reaching the territory of Turkmenistan, cause rains and snowfalls.

Tropical air masses coming to Turkmenistan form in Asia Minor and in the eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea. In winter months the temperature of such air can be higher than +20 degrees Celsius.

When different air masses collide, atmospheric fronts - narrow transition zones - are formed. As air masses pass through this zone, temperature, humidity, wind strength, and other elements change dramatically. When warm air masses overtake cold air masses, the former displace the latter, and cool air is formed. Dusty winds and other violent phenomena in cool, cloudless weather mean that cold air masses are approaching.

A large amount of precipitation and other natural phenomena during the transition period of air masses is the main feature of Central Asia, mainly Turkmenistan. The amount of precipitation in this region increases mainly with the passage of cold air masses.

Weather conditions have a direct impact on our daily lives. On the one hand, being constantly aware of the changes and understanding their causes makes life easier, but on the other hand, it upsets all our plans. From the clothes we are going to wear to the public transportation we will use, the weather determines it all.

The Hydrometeorological Service monitors the weather in Turkmenistan at more than 100 points and stations. Daily weather forecasts are available at special telephone numbers service.

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