Forecasters said that after the cold snap this weekend, warming is expected in the metropolitan region.

Anatoly Tsygankov, deputy head of the situation center of Roshydromet, in an interview with RT, said that on Saturday and Sunday there will be a stream of colder air, so these days will be cooler than the previous ones.

"On Sunday night, rain is possible. On Sunday, the probability of rain with thunderstorms increases, the temperature remains the same - + 17 ... + 19 ° C. Warming since Monday, "he added.

The scientific director of the Hydrometeorological Center, Roman Vilfand, said that the weather in the metropolitan region in the coming week will be heterogeneous, but every day it will be warmer.

"The weekend is cloudy with rain. Rain is also predicted on Monday night, and a thunderstorm is possible in the morning, but the thunderstorm is May. The temperature will rise compared to the weekend, "the forecaster said in an interview with RT.

According to him, on Monday night temperatures will be about + 10 ... + 11 ° C, during the day it is expected to be about + 20 ... + 22 ° C. On Tuesday, partly cloudy and sunny weather are predicted, there will be small short-term rains. After that, the forecaster believes, the temperature will begin to rise. Night temperatures will be at the level of + 10 ... + 12 ° C, and daytime temperatures will rise to + 22 ... + 23 ° C.

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"This is already very good weather, such a temperature background is two degrees above normal. On Wednesday, the maximum temperatures in Moscow and the region are + 21 ... + 26 ° C. Starting from Thursday, with a probability exceeding 80%, we can say - +25 ° C, "Vilfand continued.

According to him, the increase in temperature is due to the fact that the air masses, which on Monday will move in the center of European Russia to Moscow and the region from the east, on Tuesday will be from the southeast, and from Wednesday-Thursday will be southern.

As Vilfand noted, such a high temperature is predicted at the end of the working week, even on Saturday.

"On Sunday, the temperature will be fully consistent with the one that is prescribed to it. Namely: at night + 6 ... + 9 ° C, during the day + 17 ... + 20 ° C. In the second half of Sunday, conditions for thunderstorm activity are also predicted, "added the scientific director of the Hydrometeorological Center.

He explained that the thunderstorm will not be widespread, the rain is intense, but short-lived.

On May 18, in Moscow, for the first time since the beginning of spring, the temperature exceeded +25 ° C.

"Yesterday, VDNKh recorded the maximum for this spring +23.9 ° C, and today the temperature for the first time in the season exceeded +25 ° C," Interfax quoted a representative of the Moscow Meteorological Bureau as saying.

Forecast for June and summer

Earlier, meteorologist Alexander Ganshin, Candidate of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, said in an interview with RT that the summer of 2023 will be one of the hottest in the history of meteorology.

Temperatures will generally be within the normal range in June, he said, but in mid to late summer across the country it will be hotter than usual.

"During this period, intense heat can come to the European part of Russia and southern Siberia. In the south of Siberia, July and August may be even hotter than last year by two to three degrees, "the source told RT.

According to his estimates, the temperature during the day will stably reach + 25 ... + 30 ° C.

At the same time, Tatyana Pozdnyakova, a leading specialist of the Meteonovosti news agency, suggested that in June the air temperature in Moscow would be higher than the climatic norm.

In an interview with the Moscow 24 website, she announced the "positive temperature anomalies" expected in the capital. According to her, the temperature of about +18 ° C is considered the norm for the capital.