For the whole month of December, the sun was shining over Moscow in seven minutes

December last year was rather warm, but not the sun. This was stated by Director of the hydrometeorological center of Russia Roman Vilfand, referring to the calculations made at the Observatory of Moscow state University. M. V. Lomonosov.


According to the Director of hydrometeorological centre of Russia, at Moscow state University found that for the whole month of December the sunshine duration amounted to only 0.1 hour. The expert admitted that he is surprised by this phenomenon.

Vilfand noted that in January the residents of the capital have already had a chance to see much more sunlight in the first half of the month, the sky remained clear longer than November and December combined. The specialist also said that the last two months of the year, and often not the best way affect the mood of the people due to low pressure, cyclones and clouds, located at an altitude of only 300 meters.

We will remind, three weeks ago, Roman Vilfand said that 2017 was the warmest in the history of Russia for all time of instrumental observations of the weather. As for last December, as warm as recently, it was only six times: in 1929, 1960, 1972, 2006, 2011 and 2015. The specialist attributed this to the fact that the European part of Russia were in the area of warm cyclones from the South Atlantic. Thus, the fact that the abnormally warm December has increased, according to Vilfand, clear evidence of climate warming.

9 January employee of the Meteorological Observatory, geographical Department, Moscow state University Mikhail Lokoshchenko noted that even if in February will hit the abnormal cold weather, the average current winter will still be either warm or “average”.

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