At about 5 pm on September 26, Ashgabat was covered with a dust storm, Meteozhurnal reports .
Wind gusts reached 20 meters per second, and visibility in the airport area did not exceed 400 meters. Such weather conditions meet the criteria for a dangerous phenomenon, the newspaper writes.
The air temperature dropped by 7 degrees Celsius in two hours - from 29 ° C at 4 p.m. to 22 ° C at 6 p.m.
A strong wind arose due to a sharp temperature drop after the arrival of cold air from the North Caucasus to replace the abnormal heat for this time of year, which these days reached 40-41 degrees.
Note that it was at this time that the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov opened a new SEC "Ashgabat". Bad weather and strong gusty wind hit the lenses of TV cameras.
On the eve of "Meteozhurnal" warned of a sharp drop in temperature on September 26 and possible dust storms.
Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan