Our nature does not have bad weather - a wise saying that has come to us from the past. Of course, for the environment, any weather is good, but here anomalous weather phenomena will certainly bring a loss to a person. In order to prevent and inform the population of the country, the Republican Hydrometeorological Center many years ago introduced the use of a scale of color values to describe the level of danger of weather phenomena. You can often hear on television or in the media that an orange level of weather hazard is declared in a particular area. What does it mean?
What to expect from the weather?
Weather reports are often scary. And not without reason. An orange hazard indicates that there is a chance of adverse weather conditions in a larger country or area. Depending on the season, it can be hail, rain, thunderstorm, snowfall, abnormal heat or, conversely, frost. Such natural phenomena can adversely affect socio-economic activities, as well as cause material damage to society. In addition, the orange hazard level informs that adverse weather events can become risky for human health and even lead to casualties.
Stay at home or go for a walk?
This dilemma often confronts residents of any country, regardless of its geographical location. It is so arranged in the world that bad weather periodically “covers” one or another corner of the globe. So, if the orange level of danger is declared in your area and the weather is raging outside the window, then on this day it would be advisable to stay home. When there is no way to wait out the bad weather, it is best to minimize your stay on the street. As practice shows, often bad weather conditions play evil jokes with motorists. Therefore, if possible, leave your personal car and use the metro or any other public transport. However, if your work is connected with the road, then be careful and reduce the speed best!
According to international standards, weather conditions are characterized by a scale of color values. To indicate the severity of climatic events, it is customary to use the following colors: green, yellow, orange and red. Is the hazard level green? Hence, adverse weather can be completely eliminated. Yellow indicates the likelihood of poor climatic conditions with minimal risk to the population. If the orange level of danger characterizes weather conditions as “risky for human life”, then red indicates the highest degree of danger. To avoid casualties, the population is strongly advised not to leave their homes.
When planning your trip, you should listen to weather forecasts. However, there is no need to panic and immediately cancel your plans if you have announced on television that an orange danger level is expected tomorrow. Just take this into account and be prepared for the weather to deteriorate, even despite a sunny morning. If the element caught you on the road, and visibility on the road is nowhere worse, then if possible stop and wait out the bad weather. Remember: there is nothing dearer than your life!