Temperatures down to minus 30 degrees are expected in the Nenets Autonomous Okrug (NAO) on Thursday night, told RIA Novosti on Wednesday in the regional weather center.
Cooling in the NAO began with the start of this week. Currently, the average temperature in the region — minus 25 degrees.
"The sharp cooling in the north-western regions of Russia brought the anticyclone of the Arctic cold will hold on to the end of the week" — said the district hydrometeorological.
Meteorologists do not see in the current chills nothing abnormal. According to them, this time of year is always the NAO noted snowfall and frost.
The highest temperature during long-term observation was awarded November 29, 1962, then the NAO has been fixed plus 1.6 degrees Celsius. The coldest was in late November 1992 — 35 degrees below zero.
Nenets Autonomous District, which lies almost entirely in the Arctic, is preparing to attack the polar night. According to the meteorologist, it came on December 10 and will continue until January 2. As reported by weather forecasters now longitude of the day is in the NAO about two hours, the sun at this time little is understood the horizon.
According to RIA Novosti, the region is fully prepared for the long polar winter. Northern delivery is made in full, fruit and vegetables necessarily included in the daily diet of schools, kindergartens and hospitals.
Illumination of school facilities and institutions controlled by Rospotrebnadzor and heads of educational institutions. Duration of lessons will not be reduced, but to reduce the fatigue of the first class of students, from 11 to 17 February for them to provide additional vacation.