“According to preliminary calculations, 80 percent of Russia’s territory is forecast to have temperatures close to or above normal,” the meteorologist was quoted as saying by TASS.
According to him, the most noticeable negative anomalies are expected in the Siberian Federal District. So, in the Krasnoyarsk Territory, Omsk and Novosibirsk regions, the temperature will be 4-5 degrees below the norm. In the Tyumen region – 8-10 degrees below the norm. “That is, there will be severe weather by their standards,” Vilfand explained.
He noted that in Yakutia on New Year’s Eve the temperature is expected to be 4-5 degrees above normal.
Experts have updated the forecast for New Year’s Eve in the Moscow region. If earlier the air temperature was forecast from 0 to -5 degrees, now with a high probability positive indicators are expected – up to +2 degrees. The scientist called such weather “super temperate”, noting that heavy rain should not spoil the mood; only light precipitation is expected in some places.
Mild weather is expected on New Year’s Eve in St. Petersburg. There will be almost the same weather as in Moscow, from -2 to +2 degrees, Vilfand said.