Freak April blizzard takes Moscow by surprise (PHOTOS)
Winter fur coats were hastily unpacked, while those who had been putting off changing their winter tires – probably through laziness – were blessing their good fortune.
— Alexey Vinogradov (@AlexDuper) April 20, 2015
Muscovites took to social media to make their feelings known, with sarcasm certainly coming to the fore. Some were questioning that global warming had by-passed Moscow, while others just let pictures do the talking.
What Global Warming does about Moscow: snow in April. Is it really global warming? :-) http://t.co/Phh1OkpfJe
— Thing-In-Itself (@FactorOk) April 20, 2015
— dboylopez142 (@dboylopez142) April 5, 2015
(The text says: "- Gandalf! - Yes, my friend... - Maybe we'd better go by Metro")
— Chris Grossman (@evilhorse) April 20, 2015
Despite being closer to summer, rather than spring and let alone Winter, Moscow was hit by a weather anomaly. An unexpected cyclone brought a front of cold weather to Central Russia.
— Maria Andreeva (@MAndreeva) April 20, 2015
— Vlad Karalla✳️️ (@VladKaralla) April 20, 2015
Meteorologists say the unseasonal chill is likely to last until the weekend. However, they expect the temperature to return to ‘normal’ at the start of next week.
Snow in Moscow. Снег в Москве pic.twitter.com/7CX7rLe1Qp
— annzpoint (@annzpoint) April 20, 2015
— InstaЛефортово (@InstaLefortovo) April 19, 2015