“On the European territory of Russia, especially in its northern and central parts, the weather will return to the winter regime.

This will be connected with the opening of the gates for the entry of the northern air masses.

Until now, the truly arctic air practically did not reach the center of Russia.

Now the air of the Arctic will finally start flowing in, ”Vilfand is quoted by TASS.

According to the forecaster, cooling will begin on January 9 and will be widespread, and by January 10 the temperature will reach its climatic norm.

He noted that the temperature "will decrease in St. Petersburg, and in Arkhangelsk, and in Komi, and in Novgorod, and in Tver, and in Smolensk, and in Ivanovo."

Earlier, Wilfand spoke about the weather in the European part of Russia in the coming days.