From -20 to +20: in the European part of Russia it is both winter and late spring. Why did the temperature regime in the region become so contrasting? Where else can the abnormal heat break through this week? And where will the Siberian cold keep its positions?
Abnormal frosts and abnormal heat faced in the European part of the country. Halo in the sky and the floating Neva, trees covered with a layer of frost … In St. Petersburg the day before the temperature did not rise above -12 degrees even during the day, and it was still warm. Much more severe frosts on Tuesday bound the Volga and Ural regions: in Samara -16, in Perm at the peak of solar warming -22. It would seem, why be surprised? February is in the yard!
But for comparison, shots from the southern regions: Krasnodar - under water. A couple of days ago, the Kuban was covered with snow, but the day before it became sharply warmer again - up to +11. Everything began to melt. And in the region of Sochi - the resort capital of Russia - on February 9, the temperature rose to +22. Some daredevils even opened the bathing season on this occasion.
In the western regions of the country and in the Black Earth region, quite strong snowstorms passed on the eve. For example, in Kursk, visibility dropped to 300 meters during the day. And all this is a consequence of the influence of a single cyclone, which has been circling over the Russian Plain for several days.
In its cold rear, the region receives air masses from the Arctic Ocean, and in the warm sector - air from the Mediterranean. Today this vortex will be over the Volga, and precipitation in its zone will weaken. But temperature contrasts will only continue to intensify. The fact is that this cyclone is only the first in a series. Another one will cover the Black Earth Region during the day, ice rains are not excluded in some places.
And the most powerful cyclone is still over the Adriatic, it will reach Russia on Friday. Its cloudy fields will stretch from the Northern Urals to the Aegean Sea. The long-suffering Chernozem region will again be in the epicenter of bad weather - here in some places more than half of the monthly amount of precipitation may fall. In Meshchera and on the Middle Volga, in some places they can turn into freezing rains.
The temperature regime from such a series of intrusions will become even more abnormal. By the end of the working week, the Arctic air will freeze not only the middle zone of our country, but also Western Europe. But on the Middle Volga and in the Urals, on the contrary, thaws will come to replace 20-degree frosts.
For example, in Samara today, accompanied by snowfalls, the temperature will rise to -13, the peak of warming will be on Friday-Saturday - up to 0 … + 2. In some places, ice rains are not excluded in the city these days. True, on Sunday the cold again fell - during the day -9 … -11.
But in Moscow, despite a series of cyclones, the temperature will hardly change. Today there is little snow and up to -11. On Thursday night it will freeze to -20, and during the day the air will warm up to -12. On Friday, the capital will be covered with snow clouds of a cyclone, a severe blizzard is expected, and on thermometers -12 … -14.