Weather & Navigation - April 22
London, Apr 22 -- A strong cyclone struck the Primorye Territory yesterday. Heavy showers, accompanied by gale winds with gusts of up to 25 metres per second, have been pouring down on the entire territory for over ten hours. According to the territorial weather centre, the cyclonic whirlwind entered the western part of the Sea of Japan (East Sea) and will be slowly shifting eastward. Showers will be even heavier over the entire Primorye Territory. The cyclone, picking up force, will be slowly shifting eastward today and will reach the island of Hokkaido and the southern part of Sakhalin Island where precipitations are expected possibly in the form of wet snow and gale winds up to 20-25 metres per second. There is a possibility of emergencies in the seas of Japan and Okhotsk, in the Tatar Strait and the La Perouse Strait, connected with possible damages to ships, disruption of operation of ferry services and inundation of coastal zones.
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