Foehn wind observed in Khovd Province
- By Dashmaa D -
- Dec 06,2023
According to the National Agency for Meteorology and Environment Monitoring (NAMEM), Foehn wind, or hot dry wind, was observed in Khovd Province on December 4. On this day, the weather was -14°C at 4:25 p.m. in Khovd Province, but it warmed by 15 degrees to 1°C within 10 minutes. Foehn winds are commonly observed in the lee of large mountain ranges and are typically associated with large temperature increases and relative humidity decreases due to adiabatic compression of the descending wind
Moreover, NAMEM reported that there was a snowstorm in the territory of Bayan-Ulgii Province, the west of Khovd Province, the east of Uvs Province, and the north and east of Zavkhan Province. In the western part of Bayan-Ulgii, Khovd, and Govi-Altai provinces, the wind is expected to reach 18-20 meters per second, sometimes exceeding 24 meters per second on December 5 and 6.
Secretary of the State Emergency Commission and Colonel T.Bayarkhuu gave more information regarding weather. Accordingly, five gers were destroyed in Zereg soum, seven gers in Darvi soum, and four gers in Chandmani soum of Khovd Province on December 4. Also, a strong wind storm with 14 meters per second occurred in Tsetsen-Uul soum of Zavkhan Province at 4.00 p.m., due to the situation, two gers were destroyed. The officers assisted and determined the extent of the damage.