Storm alert in place in 14 regions of Kazakhstan

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Mets issued storm alert for 14 regions of Kazakhstan for today, January 15, Kazinform News Agency reports.

Almaty is set to brace for fog and ice-slick.

Snowstorms are expected to batter Abai region. Ground blizzards are forecast for Akmola, Zhetysu, West Kazakhstan regions.

Heavy snowfalls, fog, ice-slick and a drop in air temperatures are expected in the mountainous regions of Almaty region.

East Kazakhstan is to face today heavy snowfalls, snowstorms and wind gusting 15-20, 23 m/s.

Fog is to blanket Karaganda region.

Ice-slick is to grip Kyzylorda region.

High wind is forecast to sweep through Mangistau, Pavlodar, North Kazakhstan regions.

A cold snap is predicted to grip Turkistan region on Monday.

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