icon bookmark-bicon bookmarkicon cameraicon checkicon chevron downicon chevron lefticon chevron righticon chevron upicon closeicon v-compressicon downloadicon editicon v-expandicon fbicon fileicon filtericon flag ruicon full chevron downicon full chevron lefticon full chevron righticon full chevron upicon gpicon insicon mailicon moveicon-musicicon mutedicon nomutedicon okicon v-pauseicon v-playicon searchicon shareicon sign inicon sign upicon stepbackicon stepforicon swipe downicon tagicon tagsicon tgicon trashicon twicon vkicon yticon wticon fm
21 Dec, 2015 15:52

Moscow goes mild: Winter temperatures break 33yo warmth record

Moscow goes mild: Winter temperatures break 33yo warmth record

Winters in Russia are usually not for the faint of heart. From temperatures buried in the negatives to cities grinding to a halt due to snowfall, it’s essential you’re winter-ready. This year though, it’s panned out a little differently.

People may not be basking in sunshine but with Monday temperatures in Moscow and St. Petersburg at 9 Celsius (48.2 Fahrenheit), it’s certainly milder than people are used to. Social media has been alight with imagery that wouldn’t look out of place in spring time Russia, with trees blossoming and normally snow-laden landscapes now green.

Да да ... 20 декабря... "Зима" 😂😂😂😂 #прогулки#зима#незима

A photo posted by Anna Kokoulina (@annakokoulinalr) on

#верба #Москва_река

A photo posted by misharockhead (@mishaskylink) on

With average Moscow temperatures for December 2014 around -4 Celsius, Muscovites enjoyed warmer weather on Monday morning than the likes of New York (9C) and even Rome (8C), where Italians were practically freezing while eating their gelato. On Monday, Moscow temperatures broke the 33-year-old warmth record.

В Красноярске распустилась верба:) #верба #зима

A photo posted by Мария Воронина (@mariavoroninav) on

The milder winter temperatures come following a record breaking 25C in September, the highest in 90 years.

#21 #декабря #зима #+10

A photo posted by ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Olezhka⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ (@olezhka86) on

While some parts of Russia are certainly enjoying fewer snow-filled days, not everyone is as lucky. Places like Tyumen Region are enduring their expectedly cold temperatures and snow-covered lands, although it does result in some nice, albeit cold, sunsets.