“Ice Apocalypse” expects Moscow region this weekend

Weather once again presents a nasty surprise to residents of Moscow and Moscow region. Weekend in the region are expected freezing rain and sleet. Although the thermometer rises above the level held all week, a thaw will cause the ice and fog.


Air temperature in capital region will be 0…+4 degrees.


“Day (Sunday) there is a tendency to better weather, the Siberian ridge will displace all from Central Russia, so the rain will stop, the clouds uncertain the sun will come out, and 0… +2 degrees,” – told RIA Novosti in the center “Phobos”.


On the past weekend due to freezing rain in the suburbs more than 100 settlements were left without electricity. Because of the rain and the constant change of temperature on the trees formed a layer of ice, that they fell and broke power lines. Now in the readiness given about 10 thousand units of special equipment and more than 300 emergency and recovery teams.

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