Scientific Director of Roshydromet Roman Vilfand spoke about the nature of the weather in the second half of winter. On the European territory, warm periods will be replaced by cold ones. “Everyone is waiting for March 1 to come and asking – where is spring? But in our country the situation is different, our calendar does not match the weather,” Vilfand said. – We have the maximum height of snowdrifts just at the beginning of March. It’s not worth waiting for spring on March 1.”
The transition through zero degrees will come at the beginning of the third decade of March, and the snow cover is expected to melt on April 8-10. There will be periods of cooling and warming.
Vilfand gave a weather forecast for the coming days, for the period of Epiphany bathing. “It is believed that severe frosts come at this time. But in no region of the country is there such a situation that it is after January 18 that a sharp decrease occurs, and after January 20 there is an increase in temperature.
“This common household judgment is not supported by meteorological observations. In fact, this folk sign is not supported. January is a changeable month,” said Roman Vilfand. – This year, the night of Epiphany will be abnormally warm (compared to the traditional frost, of course. – “MK” ). Everywhere, in all regions, the deviation from the norm will be in a positive direction. For example, in the Urals, in the Volga region, in Siberia.
“In Moscow, in the coming days, during Epiphany bathing, it is expected from -10 to -15 frost (in Moscow at night -10-12, daytime temperatures from -7 to -9, in the region up to -11). Pretty normal winter weather. It will get colder at the beginning of the week, but in relation to the norms it will be 1-2 degrees warmer,” Vilfand cited the data.
The scientific director of Roshydromet also recalled that in Russia in 2021, the maximum number of hazardous natural phenomena was observed – 1205, of which 417 caused serious damage to people (strong winds and so on). In 2020, for comparison, there were 1,000 hazardous events.
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