Chief meteorologist warns of fire weather

Armenpress 15:27, 21 August, 2019

YEREVAN, AUGUST 21, ARMENPRESS. No rain is forecast in Armenia for the next 5 days and a nationwide fire weather has been declared, chief meteorologist Gagik Surenyan warned.

Surenyan, the Head of the Hydromet Service’s Meteorology Center said on Facebook that it almost hasn’t rained across the country for the last 20 days and the summer heat will continue for the next five days. “Air temperature is 4-5 degrees higher than the norm for this time of the year and it won’t significantly drop in the coming days,” he said, noting that the high temperatures have created a fire weather.

“We therefore urge everyone to maintain fire safety rules, any carless action while dealing with fire can cause disastrous fires,” Surenyan warned.

Edited and translated by Stepan Kocharyan


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