On Saturday, January 14, freezing rain and ice are expected in Moscow, the city authorities said.
“According to weather forecasts, freezing rain and ice are expected in places until the end of the day in the city.
We ask motorists to be extremely careful while driving: observe the speed limit, keep your distance, do not make sudden maneuvers and not be distracted by gadgets, ”the Moscow Department of Transport said in a statement.
A similar warning to Muscovites was also made by the press service of the capital's municipal economy complex.
According to the Russian Hydrometeorological Center, in Moscow on Saturday it will be cloudy, in some places light precipitation (snow, sleet), sleet.
The air temperature in Moscow will be from -2 °C to 0 °C.
South wind, 6-11 m/s.
Atmospheric pressure will be 754 mm Hg.
In connection with the black ice in Moscow, a “yellow” danger level has been set (the weather is potentially dangerous).
“Severe colds have left the capital and are not going to return yet.
So on Saturday and Sunday, as well as at the beginning of next week, the frosts are very weak.
At night - from -1 ° C to -5 ° C, during the day - from 0 ° C to -3 ° C, at times there will be light snow, ”said Lyudmila Parshina, head of the laboratory of the Hydrometeorological Center of Russia.
The head of the Situation Center of Roshydromet, Yuri Varakin, in an interview with RT, noted that the temperature in Moscow would rise all weekend.
“Already on Sunday, the temperature will rise to zero.
Weekend will be almost without significant precipitation.
Weak precipitation is possible on Sunday in the Moscow region on the border with the Tver region, ”said the specialist.
At the same time, he drew attention to the possibility of heavy black ice at the end of next week.
“Already now, when passing through zero, it is rather slippery.
But the most dangerous weather is expected on Wednesday and Thursday next week.
There is already sleet and rain with positive temperatures.
During these days, from 10% to 15% of the monthly rainfall can fall.
And then on Saturday and Sunday it will again be -5 ° C, ”Varakin explained.
In turn, the leading specialist of the Phobos weather center, Mikhail Leus, pointed out that the peak of warming in Moscow will fall on Epiphany, when the daytime temperature is +2 ° С ... + 4 ° С with precipitation in the form of light snow, sleet, sometimes turning into rains.
According to him, thaws will be observed in the capital from Tuesday until the end of next week.
At the same time, speaking about the current meteorological conditions, he pointed out that freezing rains in Moscow were observed only in the morning hours and in the northern part of the city.
“The capital region is located in the northwestern part of the anticyclone and relatively warm and humid air masses come to the banks of the Moscow River.
In the capital, cloudy weather, in some places precipitation, sleet.
In Moscow -1 °С...-3 °С, in the region from 0 °С to -5 °С.
South wind, gusty, pressure above normal.
On Sunday, the nature of the weather will change little, it will remain cloudy.
It will snow in places, and ice will remain.
At night in Moscow -1 °С...-3 °С.
During the day, 0 ° С ... + 2 ° С in the capital, ”the interlocutor of RT explained.
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It should be noted that in the first days of 2023, Moscow residents faced severe frosts.
As weather forecasters said, this is “the coldest five-day period in the 21st century” for Muscovites.
Against this background, a record volume of gas was delivered to consumers in the Moscow region, the press service of Gazprom Transgaz Moscow reported.
“The daily gas consumption recorded on January 9 in the city of Moscow amounted to 164.2 million cubic meters.
m, Moscow region - 86.7 million cubic meters.
m (total - 250.9 million cubic meters), which is a record volume of gas supplied to consumers in the Moscow region.
For comparison, the peak gas consumption in the winter of 2022 (01/12/2022) was: Moscow - 157.7 million cubic meters.
m, Moscow region - 80.6 million cubic meters.
m (total 238.3 million cubic meters).
In total, gas supply to the company's gas transmission system on January 9 amounted to just over 500 million cubic meters.
m of gas," the statement said.