Barbecue weather: forecasters gave a forecast for the Moscow region for the May holidays — Teller Report

«Barbecue weather»: forecasters gave a forecast for the Moscow region for the May holidays

On Wednesday, May 1, sunny weather will remain in Moscow, in the afternoon the air will warm to +16 ° C. On Thursday, precipitation is possible, and the temperature will drop slightly. According to weather forecasters, on Friday thermometer bars will show + 19 ° C. On Saturday and Sunday the temperature will increase. According to experts, in general, the weather returns to the climatic channel after warming last week. They clarify that the Scandinavian anticyclone brought the cold air masses to Central Russia.

On Tuesday, April 30, in the Moscow region, thermometers show +9 . + 14 ° C .. Partly cloudy, no precipitation is expected. Forecasters predict a small wind, variable directions at a speed of 2-7 m / s.

In addition, meteorologists warn about the «yellow» level of weather danger, the risk of fires is high.

«The degree of intensity of hazardous phenomena:» yellow «- the weather is potentially dangerous,» — said the Hydrometeorological Center.

Cold nights

In the coming weekend, daytime figures will remain at about the same level. According to the forecast of the Hydrometeorological Center, on May 1, the temperature will fluctuate in the range of + 14 . + 16 ° C, on Thursday cloudiness is expected and in some places light rain will warm slightly — + 12 . + 17 ° C. On Friday, thermometers will rise to +14 . + 19 ° C.

But at the same time at night frosts are still possible, with a little cloudiness even wet snow is possible.

“On Thursday and Friday, precipitation is possible in the form of sleet. On Tuesday night temperatures will be -1 . + 1 ° C, on Wednesday 0 . + 2 ° C, on Thursday 0 . + 5 ° C, on Friday — + 1 . + 6 ° C «, — told in the Hydrometeorological Center.

On Saturday, May 4th, the temperature will rise. It is expected + 3… + 8 ° C at night, cloudy and without precipitation. In the afternoon, weather forecasters predict cloudy and light intermittent rain, temperature — + 16… + 21 ° C. On Sunday night, May 5, the thermometer will show + 3 . + 8 ° C. Partly cloudy and intermittent rain is expected. During the day, the air warms up to + 14 . + 19 ° C.

The scientific adviser of the Hydrometeorological Center Roman Vilfand also made a preliminary forecast for May 9. According to him, by the Victory Day the temperature will rise, the night frosts will stop, but cloudiness will remain.

“Cold weather is not predicted. Cooling is not noticeable with frosts. The prevailing temperature is + 15 . + 18 ° C, ”Vilfand explained during a press conference.

Weakening of anticyclone

As Anatoly Tsygankov, deputy chief of the Roshydromet situation center, told RT, last week the anticyclone dominated the European part of Russia. Due to this, high pressure was observed in the capital, the weather was quite hot for this period.

Then the anticyclone effect began to weaken, a cold air mass entered the region.

“By Thursday, May 2, there will be cloudiness, the night temperature will be 0 . + 5 ° C. In the afternoon at the beginning of the week it is expected + 8 . + 11 ° C, on Tuesday +12 .. + 14 ° C, on Wednesday, May 1: + 14 . + 16 ° C. Further clouds will appear somewhere on May 2 and 3. On Saturday, the weather will begin to improve, partly cloudy, but there is a chance of some rain, ”said Tsygankov.

«The weather will return to the climatic channel»

The chief specialist of the weather center «Phobos» Yevgeny Tishkovets, in a conversation with RT, also explained that on the first May holidays the weather will be favorable for going out into the countryside. Anticyclone will still maintain high pressure.

“On April 30 and May 1, we will have a Scandinavian anticyclone, so no rain. Today, on April 30, it is expected +12 . + 14 ° С in Moscow and +10 . + 15 ° С in the region. On May Day, the weather will also be barbeque — anticyclone, partly cloudy, sun and no rain. It is expected to be +1 . + 3 ° С in Moscow in the night and -1 . + 4 ° С in the Moscow region. Day of May 1 in the capital will be +14 . + 16 ° C, in the suburbs +12 . + 17 ° C «, — said Tishkovets.

In addition, according to him, in early May, «the weather will return to the climatic channel.» By May 2, the general weather conditions will worsen, and starting from May 3, it will be cloudy and clear.

In the Center for the Organization of Road Traffic (CTO) Moscow warned of possible traffic jams.

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“In April, the number of cars leaving the city on Fridays increased by 15% compared with March. In addition, every year on the eve of long holidays, the congestion of roads when moving into the region increases significantly compared to regular weekends, ”the agency said.

In this regard, the Data Center recommended drivers to shift trips outside the city by off-peak hours. With the onset of warm weather on Fridays, it is better to leave the city before 3:00 pm or after 10:00 pm, and on Saturdays — until 9:00 am or after 3:00 pm.

In addition, Muscovites who plan to relax in nature, warn that the region has recorded the first cases of tick bites.

“With the onset of warm, steady weather, the desire of residents to relax outside the city increased. Fresh air is only good, but nature is fraught with danger — ticks are activated. Appeals about insect bites are already recorded, ”a press release from the Ministry of Health of the Moscow Region said.

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Regions where ticks live

Of the many different tick species found throughout the world, only a select few bite and transmit disease to people. Of the ticks that bite people, different species of ticks transmit different diseases. These maps show the general distribution of human-biting ticks in the contiguous United States. Populations of ticks may be found outside shaded areas. Naturally occurring populations of the ticks described below do not occur in Alaska; however, the brown dog tick occurs in Hawaii.

Note that adult ticks are the easiest to identify and male and female ticks of the same species may look different. Nymphal and larval ticks are very small and may be hard to identify.

Where found: Widely distributed east of the Rocky Mountains. Also occurs in limited areas on the Pacific Coast.
Transmits: Tularemia and Rocky Mountain spotted fever.
Comments: The highest risk of being bitten occurs during spring and summer. Dog ticks are sometimes called wood ticks. Adult females are most likely to bite humans.

About This Map

This map is not meant to represent risks for a specific tick-borne disease, because disease transmission is influenced by multiple factors beyond mere tick presence. This map has been designed to answer the question “What ticks should I be concerned about at a regional scale?” Please consult a local public health authority or USDA Agricultural Extension Office to determine more specific information at the state, county, or municipal level. Background data for this map is from the US National Atlas.

Where found: Widely distributed across the eastern United States.
Transmits: Borrelia burgdorferi and B. mayonii (which cause Lyme disease), Anaplasma phagocytophilum (anaplasmosis), B. miyamotoi disease (a form of relapsing fever), Ehrlichia muris eauclairensis (ehrlichiosis), Babesia microti (babesiosis), and Powassan virus (Powassan virus disease).
Comments: The greatest risk of being bitten exists in the spring, summer, and fall. However, adults may be out searching for a host any time winter temperatures are above freezing. Stages most likely to bite humans are nymphs and adult females.

About This Map

This map shows the estimated distribution of Ixodes scapularis tick populations, commonly known as blacklegged or deer ticks. However, tick abundance within this area varies locally. The map does not represent the risk of contracting any specific tickborne illness. Please consult your local health department or Cooperative Extension office to learn about the risks of tickborne disease in your local area.

Where found: Worldwide.
Transmits: Rocky Mountain spotted fever (in the southwestern U.S. and along the U.S.-Mexico border).
Comments: Dogs are the primary host for the brown dog tick in each of its life stages, but the tick may also bite humans or other mammals.

About This Map

This map is not meant to represent risks for a specific tick-borne disease, because disease transmission is influenced by multiple factors beyond mere tick presence. This map has been designed to answer the question “What ticks should I be concerned about at a regional scale?” Please consult a local public health authority or USDA Agricultural Extension Office to determine more specific information at the state, county, or municipal level. Background data for this map is from the US National Atlas.

Where found: Coastal areas of the U.S. along the Atlantic coast and the Gulf of Mexico.
Transmits: Rickettsia parkeri rickettsiosis, a form of spotted fever.
Comments: Larvae and nymphs feed on birds and small rodents, while adult ticks feed on deer and other wildlife. Adult ticks have been associated with transmission of R. parkeri to humans.

About This Map

This map is not meant to represent risks for a specific tick-borne disease, because disease transmission is influenced by multiple factors beyond mere tick presence. This map has been designed to answer the question “What ticks should I be concerned about at a regional scale?” Please consult a local public health authority or USDA Agricultural Extension Office to determine more specific information at the state, county, or municipal level. Background data for this map is from the US National Atlas.

Where found: Widely distributed in the southeastern and eastern United States.
Transmits: Ehrlichia chaffeensis and Ehrlichia ewingii (which cause human ehrlichiosis), Heartland virus, tularemia, and STARI.
Comments: A very aggressive tick that bites humans. The adult female is distinguished by a white dot or “lone star” on her back. Lone star tick saliva can be irritating; redness and discomfort at a bite site does not necessarily indicate an infection. The nymph and adult females most frequently bite humans and transmit disease.

About This Map

This map is not meant to represent risks for a specific tick-borne disease, because disease transmission is influenced by multiple factors beyond mere tick presence. This map has been designed to answer the question “What ticks should I be concerned about at a regional scale?” Please consult a local public health authority or USDA Agricultural Extension Office to determine more specific information at the state, county, or municipal level. Background data for this map is from the US National Atlas.

Where found: Rocky Mountain states and southwestern Canada from elevations of 4,000 to 10,500 feet.
Transmits: Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Colorado tick fever, and tularemia.
Comments: Adult ticks feed primarily on large mammals. Larvae and nymphs feed on small rodents. Adult ticks are primarily associated with pathogen transmission to humans.

About This Map

This map is not meant to represent risks for a specific tick-borne disease, because disease transmission is influenced by multiple factors beyond mere tick presence. This map has been designed to answer the question “What ticks should I be concerned about at a regional scale?” Please consult a local public health authority or USDA Agricultural Extension Office to determine more specific information at the state, county, or municipal level. Background data for this map is from the US National Atlas.

Where found: Along the Pacific coast of the U.S., particularly northern California.
Transmits: Anaplasmosis and Lyme disease.
Comments: Nymphs often feed on lizards, as well as other small animals. As a result, rates of infection are usually low (

1%) in adults. Stages most likely to bite humans are nymphs and adult females.

About This Map

This map is not meant to represent risks for a specific tick-borne disease, because disease transmission is influenced by multiple factors beyond mere tick presence. This map has been designed to answer the question “What ticks should I be concerned about at a regional scale?” Please consult a local public health authority or USDA Agricultural Extension Office to determine more specific information at the state, county, or municipal level. Background data for this map is from the US National Atlas.

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Northern Thailand’s air pollution reaches hazardous levels

Air quality in the north of Thailand is actually ‘hazardous’ today, as bushfires in Chiang Mai’s Doi Suthep-Pui National Park have caused air quality to become nearly 20 times higher than Thailand’s already lax “safe” limit of ’50’. PM2.5, (dust particulate matter with diameter of 2.5 microns or lower), rose to 925 micrograms per cubic metre in some locations yesterday. It has dropped this morning but still remains ‘hazardous’ in many locations around the region.

Due to the Covid-19 coronavirusoutbreak, all national parks, wildlife sanctuaries and other protected areas in Thailand are closed until further notice. Some tourist destinations such as the Similan Islands and Surin Islands are within national parks and are also closed.

The bushfires in the parks and crop burning, in plantations and farms in the region and in neighbouring countries, has pushed air pollution readings in Chiang Mai and other provinces in the region up to nearly 1,000 micrograms for short periods, specifically near the areas of the fires.

Not helping the situation is a week of temperatures around 40C every day (with more on the way), and no rain (the temperatures are from stations in the city area, not in the mountains surrounding the main town). The fire at the national park near Chiang Mai also poses dangers to residents as it has raged near communities in and many landmarks, such as temples.

Hundreds of officials and soldiers have been called in to fight blazes over the past week. Helicopters have dropped water to control one fire that’s been raging since Wednesday evening around the Doi Suthep area, north west of Chiang Mai city, in the Doi Suthep Pui National Park.

“They’ve spent more than 14 hours a day trying to being the blaze under control.”

Local officials say the massive fire has now been “brought under control,” but the air pollution persists with more smog from plantation fires burning in the area and to the north in neighbouring Myanmar.

PM Prayut Chan-o-cha has expressed concern over massive damage caused by the fire, primarily for the health of the elderly and children. He’s asked them to avoid going outside because of the smoke and poor air quality.

Chiang Mai isn’t the only northern province plagued with air quality issues. The PM2.5 dust index also revealed severely unhealthy levels of air quality in Chiang Rai, Mae Hong Son and Nan provinces.

The government says it’s working with Myanmar officials to address the issue.

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Top 10 suburbs for 2020: How to find the right areas to invest

Prices in Sydney are once again ballooning but a property expert gives detailed tips to find a bargain, no matter where in Australia you live.

The do’s and don’t’s of buying property with Andrew Winter

Love it or List It’s Andrew Winter gives some handy tips for buying at both an auction and private sale.

Three bedroom home in Busby with a sales guide of $590,000 and $610,000. Picture: realestate.com.au Source:Supplied

You would need to have a rich childless uncle to afford to jump on the property ladder in any of the blue chip Sydney suburbs.

But a thorough and creative dissection has found a number of affordable pockets in the sprawling NSW capital with strong growth potential, according to Starr Partners chief executive Douglas Driscoll.

The property expert has run his eyes over the data and come up with a top 10 list of suburbs possessing his three attributes for savvy investing: infrastructure and transport; gentrification; and the ripple effect from a nearby popular suburb.

Mr Driscoll has picked out the potential hot spots in Sydney but the tips can easily be transferable to whichever city you intend to splash your cash.

RIPPLE EFFECT OR OSMOSIS

The ship has sailed for bargain hunters in eastern suburbs Bondi, Bronte, Coogee and Randwick, but Mr Driscoll says to look at nearby spots Kensington and Pagewood for growth potential.

“What typically happens is you need to be in that general vicinity and you look at the next best option which is one of the neighbouring suburbs,” he told news.com.au.

He says the city’s continued population growth means the traditionally high-end areas will have to share market strength, as the line between premium and less fashionable will become blurred.

“If you look at what constitutes the eastern suburbs and what constitutes the inner west, all of these are slowly but surely being redefined,” Mr Driscoll said.

“Somewhere like Pagewood is technically the southeast along with the likes of Roseberry and Botany, but it’s becoming an extension of the eastern suburbs.

“And with that obviously becomes greater desirability and with that comes a positive impact on prices.”

The property expert says this ripple effect or osmosis from strong markets to weak has already occurred in Redfern and Newtown.

“Now look at them both, they’re inner city trendy hipster hot spots,” he said.

Three bedroom home in Busby with a sales guide of $590,000 and $610,000. Picture: realestate.com.au Source:Supplied

Kensington and Pagewood will benefit from the opening of the new tram, says Mr Driscoll, while infrastructure and transport projects will increase values in Crows Nest as well as outer Sydney suburbs Busby and Oran Park.

The property expert says the south west corridor should no longer be referenced by its distance to the CBD, such is its rapid rate of development.

“Go back 10 years, people would have had to commute back into the city for work but now they don’t have to,” he said.

“If you look at the likes of Oran Park, there’s a lot of employment opportunity in and around that area in its own right.”

Mr Driscoll said the construction of private hospitals and medical centres is proof of the creation of industry and jobs in this booming region.

“That whole southwest corridor is going to become a mini city in its own right, and I think that moving forward Liverpool might be its pseudo capital,” he said.

“Liverpool may actually become the new Parramatta, its growing exponentially. There’s a lot of demand for that area, a hell of a lot of demand.”

Bondi is unlikely, but where else should you invest? Picture: Airbnb Luxe Source:Supplied

DRISCOLL’S TOP 10 TO WATCH IN 2020

Just a stone’s throw away from the CBD and Centennial Park, and with the University of New South Wales on its doorstep, Kensington ticks all the boxes for buyers looking to live near the city and Sydney’s eastern beaches.

The long-awaited light rail network, set to open this week, will see interest in the area grow exponentially.

I believe it will also become a ‘gateway destination’ — a new cruise ship terminal is flagged for Port Botany and, if this goes ahead, I expect the Government to extend the light rail all the way from neighbouring Kingsford to La Perouse.

Many Sydneysiders dream of living in a suburb with a village-feel, and Crows Nest offers just that, with popular restaurants, trendy bars, a variety of eateries and a family-friendly atmosphere.

Sydney’s lockout laws have also provided a boost to Crows Nest night life, which already had the makings of a good entertainment hub. The multimillion-dollar Woolworths refurbishment and the arrival of a rail line in 2024 are other major drawcards.

I recently forecast that the Sydney property market will soon witness the continued growth of three “exurbs” – and Oran Park will be one of them.

Despite being a relatively new suburb, it has a fairly self-sufficient population with good infrastructure, low housing density and reasonable commute times to the city and is fast developing its own personality.

4. Bellevue Hill

This classy pocket of Sydney will continue to skyrocket in value due to its appeal to families looking for a quieter eastern suburbs enclave that is just 10-minutes from Bondi Beach and even closer to the upscale boutiques and restaurants of Double Bay.

With established blocks, leafy streets, a charming cafe strip and excellent access to employment, it is becoming — and will continue to become — increasingly gentrified.

Busby has a median house price of $557,500 — $250,000 cheaper than neighbouring Elizabeth Hills, and well within the cut-off for the Government’s First Home Loan Deposit Scheme — it is an excellent long-term investment for young professionals and families.

Once seen as an industrial node, Summer Hill, I believe, is the inner west’s new hidden gem.

There’s soul and character, and everyone loves the charming village environment it has to offer. It has good schools, a cool cafe culture, a supermarket, fruit shop, butcher and restaurants all walking distance from the train station.

Rarely do you get a suburb that is both so close to the city and synonymous with family living.

It shouldn’t be surprising that Merrylands has returned to my list this year, and I stand by what I said about it a couple of years ago: it has some of Sydney’s best value for money freestanding dwellings.

The more the Cumberland Council spends on the Merrylands town centre, the better it will become.

It will only be a matter of time before the suburb emerges from the shadow of its neighbour, Parramatta.

Arguably one of Sydney’s most overlooked southeastern suburbs, Pagewood, like we’ve seen with Mascot, Rosebery and sections of Botany, is about to undergo a major transformation.

Pagewood Green, next to Westfield Eastgardens, and the former Holden manufacturing site are two previous industrial sites under development. With a median house price $220,000-$440,000 cheaper than nearby Matraville and Maroubra, Pagewood is a coveted area for buyers in the market for a unit.

Nestled at the foot of the Blue Mountains, Blaxland has a genuine country feel despite being just eight minutes from the M4 motorway and less than 10 minutes from the larger neighbouring suburbs of Penrith and Emu Plains.

While this area has become part of Sydney’s greater west, large family homes are available for well under $1 million and on large blocks with plenty of greenery. Young professionals or couples looking for a better quality of life and wanting to get more for their money should seriously be considering investing here.

For buyers looking within a 20-30 kilometre radius of the CBD, Lalor Park, where the median house price is $611,000, is one of the most affordable.

I see it really taking off among first-home buyers. As the suburb has older homes, they can expect to get a three-bedroom, one-bathroom house on a decent block for about $600,000 to $650,000.

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The 10 Sydney regions most exposed to bushfire risk

By Peter Hannam

More than 100,000 households in Sydney and surrounds are exposed to high bushfire risks this summer, the latest analysis of addresses and satellite imagery shows.

The analysis by Macquarie University-affiliated Risk Frontiers group reveals Hornsby residents top the list of exposed homes in the greater Sydney area with 19,983 addresses identified as lying within 100 metres of bushland.

That’s the distance the Rural Fire Service uses as its «vegetation buffer».

The tally, which uses Local Government Area addresses from March 2016 prior to the amalgamation of some councils, identifies Ku-ring-gai council area as the next most at-risk locations in the Sydney region with 15,719 addresses within the 100m range.

Bushfires close in on a home near Dargan in the Blue Mountains in 2013. Credit: Wolter Peeters

‘Fingers of forests’

James O’Brien, chief geospatial scientist with Risk Frontiers, said many suburbs were akin to a «Norwegian coast of bushland», with fingers of forest pushing into residential areas like fjords.

«If you are close to the bushland, the risk increases,» Dr O’Brien said.

The survey identified Gosford and the Blue Mountains regions as the home to the most at-risk homes near Sydney, with 26,595 and 23,068 addresses within 100m of bush.

Research by colleagues including John McAneney, the managing director of Risk Frontiers, has found that the distance to the nearest bushland boundary «has been the overriding discriminating factor» in determining whether a building will be lost in a significant fire in Australia.

The chances of the loss of a house located within 50 metres of a major blaze is around 60 per cent, while the maximum distance homes are destroyed is less than 700 metres, Dr McAneney said in a research paper.

«It doesn’t mean that every home close to bush will be lost [in a fire] but it shows there’s a relationship to distance,» Dr O’Brien said.

Hazard reduction hindered

Families are likely to be reviewing their fire plans now that the bushfire season has clearly arrived, with dozens of fires burning across NSW since the mercury soared late last week. Authorities had been hindered in their spring hazard reduction burning program after an unusually wet spring for much of the state.

Hornsby has the most at-risk properties.

A drier October has extended into November, demonstrating how quickly fuel — including grasslands — can cure and become hazardous when temperatures rise and humidity levels drop.

The Risk Frontiers analysis focuses only on bushland. The Rural Fire Service also includes grassland risks when setting building regulations for those living in bushfire prone zones.

Across Sydney, both Sutherland and the Hills Shire boast more than 12,000 homes within 100m of the bush, ranking them third and fourth most in the city. (See chart below.)

Hawkesbury, Warringah, Pittwater and Penrith each have more than 5000 addresses within 100m of bushland.

Rounding out the top 10 are Ryde, with 4061, and Campbelltown with 3568 addresses inside that range, Risk Frontiers said.

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