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The key weather and climate features in the northern hemisphere in May 2016

Air temperature

In the Russian North during the whole month prevailed abnormally warm weather. The thermometers rose to 27-29°C. New record maximum temperatures have been established. As a result, the average monthly temperature anomalies were above 4°C here, and last May was the warmest in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Only in the distant 1897, May was also a little warmer - by 0.1°C.

To the south of the European part of Russia, the mean temperature for the month were close to normal, or even colder then it. In the Pskov and Leningrad regions, Republic of Karelia, the Upper Volga was observed freezing. The same happened in the southern Urals, but there, as well as in the Volga and Western Siberia, in the third decade came hot weather with temperatures up to 30 °C and above.

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The key weather and climate features in the northern hemisphere in April 2016

Air temperature

In the European part of Russia most of the month dominated abnormally warm weather. Daily temperature highs were recorded in the west (Kaliningrad and Pskov region.), in the central region (Smolensk and Bryansk region.), in the Volga region and the Crimea. In Simferopol, the thermometer closely approached to + 30ºC. Records of maximum temperatures in the Russian North has become a habit already. In the North-West Federal District, last April was the warmest in the history of meteorological observations, and in the Crimea - the third warmest. Yet April is only the middle of the spring, so there is no wonder that the cold weather came here in the third decade. In the central, western and southern regions, the average temperature for the third decade was lower than the norm. In the south, in the Krasnodar region and the North Caucasus republics night frosts reached -3ºC. Anomalies of average monthly air temperature in the European Russia totaled over + 2-4ºC.

Much stronger they appeared in the Urals - + 4-8ºC. Here the whole month was abnormally warm. Air temperature for the month exceeded norms by 8-11ºC. April 2016 in the Urals Federal District was the third warmest since 1891.

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The key weather and climate features in the northern hemisphere in March  2016


Air temperature

The weather in the Russian Federation supported the first month of spring general warming trend. Although in different regions of the country warm and cold periods during the months succeeded each other, in general in March the average temperature was almost everywhere significantly higher than the norm. In most parts of the country anomalies of mean monthly air temperature were + 3 ... + 5°C, and on the Arctic islands in the Barents Sea - + 11-12°C. Only in Chukotka, the air temperature was lower than normal.

New daily temperature highs were set in the Black Earth and the Volga region, the North Caucasus and Trans-Baikal region, Yakutia and the Far East. Already in the beginning of the month in the North Caucasus, the air warmed up to + to 25°C. At the same time, cold and freezing were still frequent. In Kolyma and Chukotka cold reached -40 ... -45°C, in the Komi Republic - -35°C, and even in the Moscow Region up to -15°C. In the third decade, record cold came to the south of the European territory. In the Volgograd, Rostov, and Krasnodar regions, night frosts threatened the growing season of crops.

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The key weather and climate features in the northern hemisphere in February 2016

Air temperature

Abnormally warm weather that prevailed in the European territory of Russia (ETR) in the third decade of January remained the same for the whole February. In the Volga and the Black Earth Regions, in the Urals and the Russian North, in the Crimea and the Central region have been repeatedly registered new daily temperature highs. Anomalies of the average decade temperature reached + 12 ... 13°C. In the south end of the month air warmed up to + 20 ... to 25°C. In the North-West, Central and Urals federal districts last February was the warmest in the history of meteorological observations, i.e., since 1891, and in the Volga - it is the second among the warmest after February 2002. In the Central, Northwest and Volga federal districts, the average temperature in the last February was above the norm of March. As a result, the average air temperature in February in the ETR exceeded the norm by 8-12°C.

 

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The key weather and climate features in the northern hemisphere in January 2016

Air temperature

European territory of Russia was experienced with the real winter weather in the first decade of the new year. In the central and north-western regions frosts reached -25°C and below (in the Khibiny - up to -40°C). As a result, the mean decade negative temperature anomalies covered the entire territory from the western border to the Urals, reaching -10°C or lower values. In the second half of the month the weather has changed dramatically and become more like a spring (temperature anomalies for the third decade amounted to + 5°C or more). As a result, on average for January over most of European Russia have developed temperature conditions close to normal and only in the northwest it still was colder than usual for about 2-3°C.

Another cold center in the territory of Russia was located in the south of Siberia, where on average it turned out colder than normal by 2-6°C. Finally, the third is Kamchatka, where during the whole month it was colder than normal, but much less than in Siberia - by 2-4°C.

 

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The key weather and climate features in the northern hemisphere in December 2015

Air temperature

December 2015 proved to be a very warm one in Russia. In the whole European territory, Siberia and Altai almost every day were established record values of daily maximum air temperature. In the first decade of the month the average temperature in the south of Siberia exceeded the norm by 12-16°C, not far below the anomaly have been here in the second decade and only the third - the cold air from the eastern regions of the country came over. In Central Russia in December the thermometer rose to near 10°C of heat. Only in the east, the whole month was colder than usual. Eastern regions of Yakutia, Kolyma, Chukotka and Kamchatka experienced the frost of 50°C. As a result, in general, over the last month the average temperature in the south of Siberia were higher than the norm by 8-10°C, on European territory by 4-6°C. At the same time, in the northeast of the country they fell short of standardd by about  1-2°C. In the Volga region it was the warmest December in history, and in Central Russia - the second warmest. The distribution and size of the anomalies of mean temperature for December in the territory of Russia are very similar with the December two years ago. The only difference is that in the place of the current cold weather in the northeast of the country in December 2013 there, so as in Siberia, were large positive anomalies in temperature (+ 10°C). Therefore, December 2013 is the warmest in the annals of Russia, while December 2015 only rounded out the top five warmest.

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