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Such heavy snowfall, which happened on the territory of Ukraine on March 22-23, was not observed during the whole history of meteorological observations, director of the Ukrainian Hydrometereological Centre Mykola Kulbida told a briefing, ForUm correspondent reports.
"I would like to note that so much precipitation that fell in Kyiv has never been recorded during the period of meteorological observations, not only in March, but during the whole winter period since 1881," he said.
According to Kulbida, 50 mm of snow dropped for one day in the capital, while, for example, the highest amount of precipitation fell on March 3, 1900 and amounted to 32.5 mm, 33.8 mm fell for one night in February of 1970 and 31.7 mm of snow dropped in January of 1960.
The director of the Ukrainian Hydrometereological Centre noted that a huge amount of snow was not the only problem.
Other problems included freezing of sleet on wires and trees and glare ice on roads, which was mainly observed in Poltava region, as well as in Sumy, Cherkasy, Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporizhzhya, Odesa, Mykolaiv and Kherson.
In addition, the rush of wind (25-28 m / s) was observed in the southern regions and the Crimea.