“At Christmas, a noticeable decrease is -15 ... -17 ° С in Moscow at night ... on Friday afternoon, the temperature will also be -12 ... -15 ° С.

It’s really cold, the temperature will be about 10 degrees below normal,” said Roman Vilfand, scientific director of the Hydrometeorological Center of Russia, in a commentary to Interfax.

According to the forecaster, the decrease in air temperature will be accompanied by precipitation and strong winds - on Thursday, January 5, winds up to 12 m / s and a snowstorm are expected.

Earlier, Tatyana Pozdnyakova, a specialist of the Meteonovosti information portal, warned Muscovites about a cyclone during the New Year holidays.