A new windstorm is likely to hit Armenia in the coming days as meteorological services predict “unstable weather” due to another powerful storm coming to the South Caucasus.
Gagik Surenyan, a senior official at the Armenian Hydro-Meteorological Center, reported through his Facebook account that Armenia will be in the epicenter of the new storm on May 28-30.
“As a result, a spell of extremely unstable weather will be observed in the coming days,” he added.
May 27, the day when tens of thousands of students across Armenia are marking their graduation day at schools, will thus see showers in most parts of the republic as well as hail in separate areas.
“Strong winds at a speed of up to 20-25 meters per second are expected during the storm,” Surenyan said.
Squalls on May 23 played havoc with infrastructure in a number of areas of Armenia. Strong winds blowing at a speed of 18-22 meters per second would rip roofs off some residential buildings, fell trees and damage electricity and gas lines and certain agricultural territories. Nine people reportedly received minor injuries in wind-caused accidents then. The Ministry of Emergency Situations reported over 500 incidents caused by the calamity, the bulk of them in capital Yerevan.