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Storm injures almost 20 people in Tehran

A strong storm hit Tehran Monday night, injuring 18 people and breaking branches of trees and electricity cables in the capital city, Tehran Emergency Services reported. According to the report, strong winds blowing at a speed of 83 …

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Salt storm sweeps Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan

A western part of Uzbekistan was hit by a salt storm going from the Aral sea. The dust covered the whole city of Nukus. It became difficult to breath and citizens use masks, the RFE/RL reported. Locals are complaining …

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Istanbul has problems with landing aircraft

The Istanbul Ataturk International Airport is experiencing some problems with landing of aircraft, Turkish media reported. The media reports that there are currently delays in the landing of aircraft due to the storm clouds over …

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Sea voyages cancelled in Istanbul due to fog

Sea voyages have been cancelled in Istanbul due to the dense fog, the Turkish organization for the management of maritime transport said. In connection with this, the Marmaray Tunnel functions in an enhanced mode. …

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Dardanelles strait closed by fog

The Dardanelles strait in Turkey is closed for vessel traffic due to fog, the country's media reported. Visibility in the strait decreased to 30 meters, according to the reports. The date of opening of the strait for …

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Frosts, strong winds predicted in Kazakhstan on Sunday

The anticyclone will cause no precipitation across Kazakhstan. In some regions of the country, strong winds, patchy fog, and low-drifting snow are expected, Kazinform reported citing KazHydroMet Weather Service. According to the …

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Snowy, wintry weather forecast for Sunday in Kazakhstan

Meteorologists predict that chances of precipitation will be high across Kazakhstan on Sunday, January 14. According to Kazhydromet, heavy snowfall, fog, black ice, blizzard and strong wind are expected in mountainous areas in southern and …

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 Astana cut off by storm, roads closed

Heavy winter storms across Kazakhstan have cut transportation links to and from the capital, Astana, and left other regions of the Central Asian country isolated. Astana's Mayor Aset Isekeshev today declared a state of emergency …

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Sea voyages cancelled in Istanbul

Sea voyages have been canceled in Istanbul due to strong wind and torrential rain,  the Turkish organization for Maritime Affairs reports. According to the weather forecast, strong wind and rain will be observed in Istanbul two …

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Heavy rainfall causes floods in Istanbul - media

Heavy rainfall has caused floods in Istanbul, inundating roads, underpasses and subway lines and causing havoc in the city. The DHA news agency said people stranded in homes due to flooding in the district of Silivri — one of the …

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Record-breaking heat observed in Turkey

As whole Turkey is under the effect of the heat wave coming from North Africa, a record heat of 37.2 degrees Celsius (98.96°F) was observed in Istanbul, Daily Sabah reports. Meteorological engineer Adil Tek, the …

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40 vehicles collide in central Turkey

At least 40 vehicles, ranging from small passenger cars to big rig trucks, are involved in multiple crashes in dense fog and icy roads on the Konya-Ankara highway in Turkey. The section of highway headed toward the capital, Ankara, has …

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