Weather In Karabakh Forecasted In Armenia


Azat Artsakh – Nagorno Karabakh Republic (NKR)
09 Feb 05

At the NKR Hydro-Meteorological Service we were told that in comparison
to the previous years this winter was dryer and warmer. Precipitation
in January (20 mm) was almost equal to the standard (21 mm). But the
month of February which was milder in the previous years this time
began with frost and abundant snow. In the first week of February the
amount of snow totaled 7-9 mm which exceeded the normal amount by 1-2
mm. The director of the service Razmik Karapetian said, the weather in
Karabakh (more exactly Stepanakert because the communication with the
regions is not good and the service receives weather forecast monthly)
is forecasted in the Republic of Armenia. The service provides
information about the weather in Karabakh to the Meteorological
Service of Armenia for five times daily and receives the forecast
for two-three days. The NKR service does not have resources for
weather forecasting. The building and equipment are old and worn
out, which makes the work impossible. R. Karapetian said that the RA
Hydro-Meteorological Service had worked out a program of development
and extended it to the government two years ago.


From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress