Heat waves are expected to hit Turkmenistan in the coming days. The outside temperature is forecasted to rise to +40 degrees Celsius across the entire country, expect the Caspian Sea coast. In the city of Turkmenbashi the temperatures will be fluctuating between +38 and +45 in the forthcoming two weeks.
According to the weather forecast, on the hottest days the temperature in the capital will rise to +44 degrees Celsius and on the coolest day will not go down below +34. In Mary and Turkmenabat the outside temperature is not expected to drop down below +40 degrees.
Over the past hundred years Turkmenistan has been experiencing a considerable increase in the average annual temperature. For instance, in the beginning of the XX century the average annual temperature in Ashgabat was recorded at +15 degrees whereas in the past years it has risen to +17+18 degrees.
Uzbekistan's hydrometeorological services have warned the residents about the approaching heat wave from Turkmenistan in the period from 11 to 18 July, which will cause the increase in temperatures up to +43+45 degrees.
In this connection, mud floods might are possible, which might occur as a result of glacial melting in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan.
Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan