“There are three weeks left until the beginning of spring, but I wouldn’t talk about any spring now. According to calculations, on Friday and the weekend, 80% of the country will experience abnormally low temperatures, below long-term values,” he said.
According to the meteorologist, in the center of European Russia temperatures will be 12-14 degrees below the climate norm. “At the beginning of the week it is very warm in the European part of the country, and then there is a sharp drop in temperature, very cold weather,” he added. In the Urals, western and central Siberia, the temperature is 8-14 degrees below normal, in the Far East, Yakutia, Magadan, the temperature is 4-6 degrees below normal.
Vilfand said that in the Krasnodar and Stavropol territories, as well as in the Crimea, the temperature will be around normal. “At the beginning of the week, on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in the continental regions of the south and on the Black Sea coast it will be comfortable like spring, and then by Friday the temperature will begin to drop and approach normal,” he added, noting that in the Irkutsk and Amur regions and Transbaikalia, the temperature background will be 2-3 degrees above normal.