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Whirlwinds Are Forecast on Russia’s Black Sea Along Main Ports

Aug. 28 (Bloomberg) -- Russia’s Black Sea coast is forecast to be at risk of whirlwinds on a route that passes along the Novorossiysk and Tuapse ports later today and tomorrow, the Federal Hydrometeorological Center said.

The whirlwind threats are seen along the route from Anapa town to Shepsi village, both on the Black Sea shore in Krasnodar region, the center said without providing details of potential risks to the ports which operate Russia’s main southern grain and crude handling terminals.

Rainstorms are forecast in Krasnodar region, and winds up to 20 meters per second (44.7 miles per hour) may appear on the Black Sea coast today and tomorrow, it said.

Agricultural fields are not expected to be harmed by whirlwinds and storms along the coast, Tamara Maximenkova, deputy head of agricultural forecasts at the center, said by phone in Moscow today.

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