Twice as much rainfall is forecasted in St. Petersburg.
Rainfall is going to become more intensive in the Northwest region of Russia, including St. Petersburg, thus making floods more probable, reports TASS quoting the findings of meteorologists.
According to Maxim Yakovenko, Head of the Russian Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring, in the coming 25-50 years rainfall and snowfall intensity in St. Petersburg is forecasted to almost double.
St. Petersburg has been facing flooding since the days it was founded with the most disastrous floods occurring in 1777, 1824 and 1924. In 2011, the Flood Prevention Facility Complex (the dam) was put into operation in the Gulf of Finland to prevent flooding of the city.
The most recent case when the dam sluices were closed for flood threat was on October 1, 2019.