Sunday, July 23, 2017

Yekaterinburg heating season comes to a close

Authorities in the city of Yekaterinburg have announced the date of May 5 as the official end of heating season.

The press service of the Administration of Yekaterinburg announced that the city has passed a resolution to end the heating season earlier than usual. The resolution was signed by the head of the administration, Alexander Jacob, Mir96.ru reports.

The weather in the Ural region is traditionally very volatile in spring and Yekaterinburg authorities are wary about the recent decision to end heating season. Indeed, a cold spell has settled on the city in the past several days, bringing chilly temperatures and rain. If the current Sverdlovsk cold spell continues, the heating season will be extended until it passes.

The climate in Yekaterinburg is characterized as humid-continental under the Köppen climate classification system. Because of the city's proximity to the Urals mountain range, however, the city receives highly variable winds, and the weather can rapidly change from one day to the next.