The abnormally low temperature in Moscow is associated with the movement of truly cold Arctic masses and the absence of a “cloud cover”. Roman Vilfand, scientific director of the Hydrometeorological Center of Russia, told REN TV about this.
In the last week, severe frosts came to the capital region, and the thermometer dropped to minus 20 degrees. At the same time, the night of Monday, January 18, is noticeably colder, which is associated with two factors.
The first factor Wilfand identified the movement of the Arctic masses, and the second – the strongest cooling of the underlying surface and freezing of the surface layer of air due to the absence of a “cloud cover”.
According to him, the cold snap in Moscow will continue. Next night it is expected to reach 26-29 degrees below zero, in the Moscow region in places up to 31 degrees below zero. During the daytime, 20-22 degrees below zero are expected.
The meteorologist also warned that the lowest temperature will be observed in the morning hours. He urged residents of the region to take this factor into account, especially for parents of schoolchildren and those who leave for work early.
Earlier on January 17, it was reported that the yellow level of the weather hazard was announced in Moscow and the region due to icy conditions. It is noted that the warning is valid until noon on January 19.
Earlier, Yevgeny Tishkovets, a leading employee of the Phobos weather center, said that January 18 in Moscow will be the coldest day in the past four years.
Earlier, the Hydrometeorological Center warned about the onset of abnormal cold weather in the coming days in most of Russia.