The territory of Central Russia and Siberia collided with another cold front. As the weather forecasters, the air temperature in these areas by 7-10 degrees below normal. Morning temperatures in Moscow on December 17 reached -26 ° C, which was the night's record this month.
According to forecasts, the cold will not let center of the country until the end of the week. The air temperature in the dark does not rise above -20 ° C, and the further east, the more horrifying is less (up to -34 ° C). Blame the anticyclone, which carries the cold Siberian air to the west.
Forecasters recorded the coldest night of the whole of Russia. The record boasts Far East Kamchatka Peninsula, where the thermometer showed -52 ° C. Because of this cold several local airports and bus stations for the weekend does not sends the flights. Surprisingly, the Russian region of Kolyma River in northeastern Siberia, where winter is traditionally always very cold, can yet boast a frost to — 13 ° C.
In southern Siberia on the way from Novokuznetsk to Omsk from frosts of -40 ° C for transportation in the car suffered two elephants and people accompanying them. Animals found minor frostbite ears. Their boss lucky: he was taken to hospital.