A tropic New Year31.12.2009 12:19
ASHKHABAT, 31 December - IP "TURKMENinform". While other countries and cities of the world suffer from heavy snowfalls or ringing frosts, the end of December in Turkmen capital breaks all temperature records. These days in Ashkhabad thermometers columns persistently rise to 20 centigrade degrees. For someone such temperatutes may seem a real dream, but Ashkhabad citizens hunger for snow and frosts that are imagined as the unalienable attributes of New Year holidays. Snow can only be found in mountain highs difficult to reach without a special alpinist equipment. But synopticians remind us that, as a rule, such abnormal hot weathers change for snaps.