Winter in Mongolia can be very tough even for locals but preparation and warning always have to be done, especially for herders and farmers. Recently the State Emergency Commission, had a meeting on winter preparation, the infectious disease occurred in the western region and also discussed the winter preparation process of Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Ministry of Energy, Road, and Transportation.
According to a Research Institute of Meteorology of Mongolia, snow blizzard is expected nationwide starting from November 4. The coldest snow blizzard is coming on November 17-15 which did not occur last ten years in Mongolia.
From November 6, in the western and northern part of the mountainous area, the temperature drops from -16 to -21 degrees Celsius during the night, and -1 to -6 during the day.
Wind speed will temporarily reach 15-17 m/sec in some parts of the country on November 5 and 6, and in the Gobi and plains on November 7 and 8.
In the southern parts of the Gobi region, the temperature will be -1 to -6 during the night, and +4 to +9 during the day.
According to State Emergency Commission, relevant ministries informed that this year 60 million livestock of 153.000 herder family need to pass their harsh winter and 7 million livestock will be constantly moving to search for grasses to eat.
Thermal power plants have 12-40 days of coal reserves. For example, TPP-IY 18, TPP-III 12, TPP-II reserved 9 days of coal, Darkhan, Erdenet, and Amgalan stations have 27-40 days of reserves.
Winter readiness for road maintenance has reached 95 percent. A study was conducted on the areas that are likely to be blocked by snow, and a protection dam was built on the Khovd-Bulgan-Uls border and Khovd-Altai roads in the west.
At the end of the meeting, U.Khurelsukh, Deputy Prime Minister of Mongolia and Chairman of the Special Commission, gave instructions.
The Ministery of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry was instructed to restrict livestock movement, monitor and register the movement of herders, promote herders' insurance, and optimize the location of local hay and fodder.