The Meteorologist explained why the winter in Moscow was gray and warm

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Winter in the capital has turned to gray and warm due to climate change, while the coldest month was February instead of January, which was warmer than two degrees, said in an interview with RIA Novosti, the acting Director of the hydrometeorological center of Russia Dmitry Kiktev.

«The history of observations in the capital said that the apparent warming. More sun, more vigorous winters and now winters have become more grey and warm, cloudy in the winter increased. This is due to the fact that the global warming is accelerating the hydrological cycle, are faster processes oblakovshtanah, sedimentation,» — said Kiktev.

According to him, if to compare to Moscow climate from 1961 to 1990 with the later period from 1981 to 2010, we see quite significant shifts in the winter.

«Previously, the coldest winter month in the capital was January, middle of winter, and the average January temperature was 9.3 degrees Celsius. And in the climatic period 1981-2010 is a difference between January and February gone, February was even a little colder,» — said meteorologist.

In addition, significantly older temperatures — the average temperature in January was 6.5 degrees below zero. That is, January was warmer than two degrees is a very pronounced change, concluded the Agency interlocutor.

«In the center of the European part of Russia the rate of warming over the past 30 years has been to winter of approximately 0.6-0.7 degrees per decade. And in the North of the country, in the Russian Arctic, warming has been more rapid,» Kiktev said.