17 Jan 2020 16:14

Moscow beats two nearly century-long temperature records in 2 days

MOSCOW. Jan 17 (Interfax) - Outdoor temperatures monitored by Moscow's main weather station at VDNKh rose to 4.3 degrees Celsius by 1 p.m. on Friday; this is the highest temperature seen in the city on January 17 over the entire 140-year history of weather monitoring.

"Outdoor temperatures in Moscow have climbed to 4.3 degrees, which is 0.1 degrees higher than the previous record registered on January 17, 1925," a representative of the Moscow city and region weather bureau told Interfax.

Earlier reports said that temperatures in Moscow beat the January 16 record set in 1925 by 0.1 degrees and reached 3.2 degrees on Thursday.

Meteorologists said that average temperatures in Moscow have exceeded the norm by 8.9 degrees in 2020, as well as by 7.5 degrees since the beginning of the winter season.

According to forecasts, the period of abnormally warm weather will continue in Moscow next week, but no new records are expected.

At the weekend, night temperatures will be around zero, and day temperatures will reach 2 degrees Celsius. The weather will not change much over the coming week but insignificant precipitation, both snow and rain, is expected.