In the Central region in the near future the temperature background will not change. About this in an interview with RT said the specialist of the Moscow Meteoburo Tatyana Pozdnyakova said. By Saturday, May 16, it can get a little colder, at night frosts are possible in the region. 

By May 19, the likelihood of rain will continue. The air will warm up to +12 ... + 17 ° С, at night it is expected about +2 ... + 7 ° С.

“There is such unstable weather. From time to time, small short-term rains can occur only due to the transformation of air, due to the development of convection, mainly in the afternoon, ”said Pozdnyakova. 

The specialist noted that almost all days off and the beginning of next week the daily temperature will be in the range of +14 ... + 16 ° С, without significant precipitation.

The weather in the central regions of the European part of Russia was also told by the supervisor of the Hydrometeorological Center Roman Vilfand.

“Let us wait a little while for heat. Until the end of the week and next week there will be no sharp warming, ”RIA Novosti quoted the meteorologist as saying.

Villefand emphasized that the temperature will rise very slowly, by 1-2 ° C. According to him, there is no place to wait for a sharp warming, since the air masses from the west and northwest are moderately cool, so the temperature remains slightly below normal.

Meanwhile, snow fell in the north-west of Central Russia in mid-May. Residents of St. Petersburg, Murmansk, Kaliningrad and Pskov regions publish photos of snowy streets. 

The weather forecasters interviewed by RT explained that the blame was on the cyclone, which ensures the penetration of cold air into the European part of Russia. 

“Now we have such a vast cyclone with a center over the White Sea, shifting towards the Barents Sea. Along the periphery of this cyclone are atmospheric fronts. They’re just passing through the Northwest District, the Central Federal District, and we feel the cold in the European part, ”Anatoly Tsygankov, deputy head of the Roshydromet situation center, told RT.

According to him, the cyclone spreads its influence on the territory from the Volga to the borders with Belarus and the Baltic states. The weather forecaster noted that cool weather in the Central Federal District will continue until May 20.

The chief specialist of the Hydrometeorological Center of Russia Marina Makarova, for her part, added that the snow that was recorded in the Kaliningrad, Leningrad, Novgorod, Pskov and other areas was mainly mixed with rain. 

“It was wet snow, of course, here it thawed quickly. I’m not saying that snow was also recorded in the Vologda Oblast, in Karelia, in the Arkhangelsk Oblast, on the Kola Peninsula, but this is their climate, here, probably, there is no need to make any increased demands on the weather, ”she explained .

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Heterogeneity and variability

Weather forecasters note the obvious heterogeneity of weather in Russia. The chief specialist of the Hydrometeorological Center of Russia Marina Makarova said that “atmospheric waves with a large amplitude and a large wavelength are prevailing now, so they shift slowly and provide periods of abnormal weather”.

“In Siberia, we have very warm, hot weather, with temperatures that correspond to the summer months, and generally there is a deficit of precipitation. This, of course, does not exclude the possibility of convective precipitation, which is accompanied during the warm period by thunderstorms and increased wind, ”the meteorologist said.

Makarova also added that in Siberia, daytime temperatures continue to update absolute maximums. According to the Hydrometeorological Center, records were noted in Novosibirsk, Tomsk and Kemerovo. As noted on the website of the prognostic center, "the temperature exceeds May indicators by 10-16 ° C." Abnormal heat will persist in the Novosibirsk, Tomsk, Kemerovo regions and in the Altai Territory, the average daily temperature will exceed the norm by 7 ° C or more. By the end of the working week, an atmospheric front will come to the region and temperatures will begin to decline, it will rain.