“The air temperature in the capital at the beginning of the week will be +1 ° C ... + 3 ° C, sometimes light precipitation is possible, closer to the weekend it will warm by another 1-2 ° C ... The air temperature will correspond to the beginning of November, and not to the middle December. So, the first half of December became 5.3 ° C warmer than normal, and the average daily temperature rose to +0.6 ° C, ”Rossiyskaya Gazeta quoted her as saying.

It is clarified that the weather in the metropolitan region on December 18-19 may break records in 1982 and 1886, when the air warmed up to +5.3 ° С.

Earlier, the Hydrometeorological Center predicted a sharp warming in the European part of Russia in the coming days.