In Moscow, the weather could set a new record

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Sergeevicha in fotobounce to Moscow. Archival photoIn Moscow, the weather could set a new record© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Sergeevicha the image Bank

Weather in Moscow at the weekend to beat the record heat set 11 years ago, reported RIA Novosti chief specialist of the capital’s Weather Bureau Tatyana Pozdnyakova.

«Saturday’s weather will be cloudy and rain, temperature in the city will rise to plus 5 degrees, maybe higher. The day will begin to grow wind gusts may reach 12-17 meters per second,» — said Pozdnyakov.

According to the specialist, this relatively unfavourable rainy weather and will be on Sunday in the city will be rain and sleet, and the temperature during the day will be from 0 to plus 3 degrees.

«It is not excluded that we will have a record, only it will be difficult to note 16 of the absolute maximum temperature plus of 6.3 was observed in 2006 to 17 December — plus 6.4 degrees also in 2006. And early in the night of 17 December, it can be high, of the order of 5-6 degrees Celsius,» — said the representative of the Weather Bureau.

«It is therefore possible that these days, if not will be blocked by the record, the temperature may be close to a record or equal record high for these days,» she said.

Previously, Pozdnyakova said that snow in Moscow could be completely gone until the end of the week due to warm weather. In her words, «all hope for cold in the remaining days of December after the current thaw.»