MOSCOW, 17 Feb – RIA Novosti. A snowstorm and frost are expected on Defender of the Fatherland Day in Moscow, and it will fall up to a third of the monthly norm, Yevgeny Tishkovets, a leading employee of the Phobos weather center, told RIA Novosti.
According to him, weekdays in the capital region will be marked by abnormal 20-degree frosts with a minimum probability of precipitation and a modest sun. However, by the weekend, the cold will recede again. On Sunday, the influence and passage of a warm atmospheric front associated with the North Atlantic cyclone will affect, due to which the sky will be covered with snow clouds, at night it will get warmer to -12 … -17, during the day the air temperature will rise to -2 … -7, by the evening it is possible to 0 … -five. On Monday, February 22, a cold frontal system will pass, accompanied by transient charges of snow, which is why the air will cool down to -7 … -12 in the morning, and -3 … -8 in the afternoon.
“On the Day of Defender of the Fatherland, the atmospheric front will escalate, the holiday will be the most inclement, that is, the most snowy – up to 1/3 of the monthly norm – and coldest, the wind will intensify, blizzards will swirl with a decrease in visibility. The night temperature will fluctuate from -15 to -20, and in the daytime no higher than -12 … -17, which is 5-8 degrees colder than expected. In general, on Defender of the Fatherland Day the weather will be “with a masculine character,” Tishkovets said.
The forecaster clarified that the snowdrifts in the city on holidays will grow up to 60-65 centimeters, which is twice the norm, and in the Moscow region – in some places up to 70-80 centimeters.