In Moscow, weather conditions will worsen from January 18 to 19: heavy snow and blizzards are expected. This was reported on January 17 on the official portal of the mayor and government of the capital.
“The weather in the capital will worsen. According to weather forecasters, heavy snow and a blizzard are expected in the city during the day of January 18 and on the night of January 19. City services continuously monitor the condition of streets and highways and carry out all necessary work,” the website says.
As indicated, specialists have deployed snow removal and loading equipment to clear snow from yards and parking lots.
In addition, residents of the capital were advised to move carefully on roads and sidewalks and, if possible, abandon personal transport in favor of public transport. Motorists were asked to be extremely attentive and understand the work of city services.
Earlier that day, the Hydrometeorological Center reported that Muscovites could expect cloudy weather with clearings, as well as precipitation in the form of light snow, sleet and up to -10 degrees. Forecasters predicted western and southern winds at a speed of 7–12 m/s, gusts of which could reach 15 m/s at night. Atmospheric pressure will be 739–747 mmHg.
The day before, on January 16, the scientific director of the Hydrometeorological Center of Russia, Roman Vilfand, said that in Moscow and the Moscow region the temperature would fluctuate greatly under the influence of the cyclone. He attributed this to the fact that the cyclone, the center of which is currently located far northwest of Moscow, in the Baltic region, is transporting warm air masses from the Mediterranean Sea and the South Atlantic.