Gale warning for several regions in Kazakhstan11 july 2014, 17:10
Heavy rain, hail and strong wind of up to 15-20 mps are expected on July 11-12 in Aktobe Oblast and Kostanay Oblasts, and on July 12-13 in Akmola Oblast, Pavlodar Oblast, North Kazakhstan Oblast and Karaganda Oblasts, and on July 12-14 in East Kazakhstan Oblast.
The air temperature is forecasted to stay within the range of 7-20 degrees Centigrade.
The cool spell and heavy rains are caused by humid cold air masses coming from the Kara Sea located in the Arctic Ocean.
Meanwhile, the weather will remain hot in the south and south-east of the country in the next few days with daytime temperatures at 33-38 degrees Centigrade and occasionally even up to 40-42 degrees Centigrade. Only on July 12 there may be brief thunderstorms and cooling.
Writing by Assel Satubaldina, editing by Tatyana Kuzmina