Moscow will continue to see gale force winds, wet snow and rainfall until midday April 2, warned the Emergencies Ministry Moscow Directorate. South-westerly wind gusts may reach 13-18 meters per second (46-64 km per hour).
This precipitation will affect visibility on the roads, slow down traffic while wind gusts may knock down power lines, trees and send flying large-size or poorly attached advertising billboards.
Rescuer services advise pedestrians to stay away from billboards and weak structures. Drivers are asked to observe distance and speed requirements. Cars should be parked in garages, and in their absence they should be parked away from trees and unstable structures.
The air will warm up to plus 9 – 11 degrees today, the Center for Hydrometerorology reports. Monday April 3 is also expected to be warm. The weather forecasters promise rain but winds will die down. Tuesday April 4 will bring no precipitation and thermometers will show plus 8-10 above zero, whereas Thursday will be even warmer plus 16 degrees.