Moscow, January 12 – The weather fluctuations in winter are much higher than in summer, and this is due to the slight influence of solar energy on the temperature regime, Roman Wilfand, scientific director of the Hydrometeorological Center of Russia, told the News Agency.
However, he stressed that such temperature jumps, which occur in central Russia in January, are extremely rare.
In early January, abnormally high temperatures are observed in central Russia. In Moscow, on the night of January 2, a record temperature was recorded – plus 6.2 degrees. On January 4, Roshydromet issued a storm warning about abnormally cold weather in the regions of the Central Federal District. The temperature in a number of regions from January 6 to 10 dropped to minus 30 degrees, in Moscow – to minus 20 degrees. According to Wilfand, by January 14 in Moscow the temperature will rise to minus 2 degrees, and on January 15-16 it may rise above zero again.