MOSCOW, 8 Feb – RIA Novosti. An abnormally warm winter-like week awaits most of the Asian territory of Russia, Roman Vilfand, scientific director of the Hydrometeorological Center, told RIA Novosti.
“Very warm winter weather in the Asian part of Russia east of the Ob. Krasnoyarsk Territory, Irkutsk Region, Khakassia, Tyva, Buryatia, Yakutia, Chukotka, Khabarovsk Territory – everywhere the temperature is above normal, in some areas by 4-5 degrees, and some by 8-12 degrees. In Yakutia on Tuesday, 15-18 degrees above normal. This means that the maximum temperatures are minus 30-35 degrees (this is very warm). They will be comparable to the minimum temperatures in the center of European Russia, “Vilfand said.
According to Vilfand, such temperatures are due to the fact that there are no anticyclonic processes in the Asian part of Russia. Very warm air masses come to the northeast of Russia from the Sea of Okhotsk and more southern seas.