The forecaster spoke about the weather in Russia for the New Year holidays: Society: Russia: Lenta.ru
The head of the forecast center “Meteo”, forecaster Alexander Shuvalov, in a conversation with “Lenta.ru” told what the weather is expected in Russia for the New Year holidays.
Wind, snowfalls and blizzards are expected in the coastal regions of the Far East.
“The periods of calm will be very short-term, one cyclone after another, so wind gusts on the capes and the coast can reach hurricane force, especially on New Year’s Eve and the first two days of January. Sakhalin and the Big Kuril Islands will also face strong winds, and this is part of the ten-day period, ”Shuvalov said.
In the continental part of the region, in the south of the Khabarovsk Territory, in the Jewish Autonomous Region, Transbaikalia and the Amur Region, clear, dry, frosty weather is expected, up to -40 degrees at night in some areas and -20 – -25 during the day.
Changeable weather awaits the south of Eastern Siberia, as well as the Ural region, but frosts of 15-20 degrees below zero will prevail. From time to time waves of frosty air will come down from the European territory of Russia and give snowfalls. The beginning of the New Year holidays will be frosty, January 4-5 – a slight weakening, after which the cold will come again.
“These temperature slides will be typical for central Russia as well – New Year’s Eve is warm, then by January 3 the temperature will drop and it is very good up to 15-17 degrees. 4-5 days – another easing of frosts and another snowfall ”, – said the forecaster.
The wave of “roller coasters” will begin in St. Petersburg, Veliky Novgorod and Smolensk, and within a day will pass to Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod and Kazan. On January 7-8, the temperature is expected to drop to 15 degrees again. In Vologda, Yaroslavl, Kostroma, in some places it can be up to 20 degrees below zero. Shuvalov that heavy precipitation can not be expected.
In the south, heavy rains are expected for the first two days of January, after which they will stop and return again on January 5-6, the specialist said. “I would say there will be a predominance of rainy weather with short breaks, but not too cold. In the Kuban, the temperature background is within 3-8 degrees, up to 10 degrees in Sochi, Crimea – approximately the same values ”, – he concluded.