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Scientists have warned about the risk of accidents at power plants due to the heat

Scientists of the Russian research Institute on problems of civil defense and emergency situations (VNII GOCHS) are warning about a rise in temperature above climatic norm in the first decade of July in the European territory of the Russian Federation, which could lead to crash at transformer substations due to overheating in eight regions of the country, including the Kuban and the Crimea.

"In early July temperatures above normal by 4-5 degrees are forecasted in the European territory of the country. The overrun of electricity due to the hot weather increases the likelihood of accidents at power supply systems, caused by failures in the operation of power systems in connection with the overheating and possible ignition transformer substations on the territory of the Lipetsk, Voronezh, Tambov, Volgograd, Rostov, Astrakhan regions, Krasnodar Krai and the Republic of Crimea", - stated in the message on the official website of Institute of civil defense.

It is also noted that in the period prior to July 6, the most large-scale outbreaks of wildfires are expected in the Central regions of the Krasnoyarsk territory, in the North of the Irkutsk region, Northern and Central districts of Yakutia and in the North and in the centre of the Magadan region.

Earlier it was reported that the shortage of water caused by the small amount of snow, reservoirs and hydroelectric power stations on rivers of Russia to switch to an economical expenditure. In addition, because of the warm winters with little snow and a severe drought can threaten Nizhny Novgorod, Astrakhan and Volgograd areas. And in the Vladimir, Ryazan, Moscow, Tver and Nizhny Novgorod regions may cause fires.