Christmas night was the coldest in Moscow for 120 years

The night of Saturday, January 7, was the most frosty in Moscow since the beginning of winter. About it RIA Novosti reported in the weather center “Phobos”.

According to meteorologists, the air in the capital has cooled down to minus 29.9 degrees, and in the field — to minus 33.4 degrees. “Even over the past 120 years the lowest temperature in this Christmas night,” said the center.

The record low temperature was set in Moscow in 1891, reports TASS. Then on Christmas night recorded almost minus 34.8 degrees. At this, the warmest day of 7 January was in 2007: maximum temperature reached plus 3.5 degrees.

January 6 the capital Glaucus MOE warned of possible abnormal temperatures down to minus 35 degrees in Moscow on the night of 7 and 8 January. The Agency warned that due to low temperatures increasing the risk of fires and accidents on utilities and power systems.

Previously, the coldest since the beginning of winter recognized the night of the 6th of January.