Eyewitnesses reported "freezing rain" in a number of areas in and around Moscow, drivers say icy roads.
"Freezing rain" — a rare natural phenomenon for Russia due to the large difference in air temperatures at altitude and near the surface of the Earth. According to meteorologists, the nature of education sleet distinctive. First, in the atmosphere with positive temperature form raindrops. Before reaching the Earth (at the surface where the temperature is negative), the drops become translucent balls of ice, inside of which is water. Getting on the trees, the cars, the roads, the balls are broken, and the water flows out of them and then freezes and turns to ice.
At the heart of weather observations "Phobos" RIA Novosti confirmed that today the appearance of freezing rain possible.
"Climate stop in Moscow at the moment suggests that the occurrence of freezing rain in some parts of the capital it is quite possible," — said the source.
Source: RIA "Novosti".