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

Air temperature

During the August in most parts of the European territory of Russia and the Urals was abnormally warm weather, which could be called extremely hot. In the Urals and the in the southern Urals air warmed up to + 35°C and above. There, as well as in the Russian North, the Volga region and in the resorts of southern Russia, were massively established new daily highs temperatures. In Salekhard, located above the Arctic Circle, was beaten the absolute maximum temperature. Now it is + 25.6°C. In any of three decades, the average temperature in the European Russian and the Urals exceeded the norm by 4-8°C. Of course, the same anomalies preserved on average for the month. In the Northwest and Volga federal districts, last August was the warmest in the history of meteorological observations. At the end of the month, the north of the European Russian felt the first breath of autumn. In Karelia, Udmurtia, and the Kirov region were reported freezing to -3°C.

 

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

Air temperature

First, we should remind that in June 2016 was one of the hottest in the history of Russia. In July, the heat continued to increase. Particularly noticeable was the European territory, especially the Russian North. In the south, the air heated to 40°C and more (in Lower Volga and North Caucasus republics), in the north in the Nenets Autonomous District air heated up to + 30°C or more. New maximum temperature was recorded at the Barents Sea to the Black Soil Region and further south to the Crimea, Stavropol, Kuban, Rostov and the Lower Volga regions. In the Russian North last July was the hottest in the history of meteorological observations. There monthly air temperature was exceeded by 4-8°C.

Warmer than usual it was in the Urals (the average temperature for the month has received the third rank among the highest values) and in most parts of Siberia, especially in the area of Lake Baikal, where the thermometer rose to + 35-40°C. In Ulan-Ude was first time was reached the temperature of the + 40°C, the absolute maximum temperature was recorded at the level of + 40.6°C. Record highs were also recorded in Tuva, Turukhansk region and Evenkia. Inhabitants of Yakutia have not got much warm in July. Arctic cold had intruded there quite often, which had led to frost and even new lows in temperature. There are some areas here where the temperature was always below normal during the whole month. In the first and second decades it was quite noticeably - by 2-4°C.

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

Air temperature

In the European part of Russia, especially in the north, the beginning of summer was more like a prolonged spring. The air temperature in the first week was by 2-3°С below the norm. In the Russian North, since 25-degree heat in May, came freeze and record values of minimum air temperature, only at polar stations still were recorded extremely high temperatures. In the second half of the month, the heat returned to the European Russia, in the third decade anomalies exceeded + ... 3 to 5°C. At the end of the month in the Southern Federal District, the air heated almost to + 40°C, in many places across the European territory were set the new daily temperature highs. Nevertheless, the cold start of the month affected the average temperature value. Almost everywhere, it was close to normal or slightly above it.

Quite a different picture was formed in the Urals. In Siberia and in the north of the Far East, almost the whole month was abnormally hot. New highs were repeatedly recorded in Evenkia, Turukhansk region, Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District, Omsk, Tomsk and Novosibirsk region, in Kolyma and Chukotka. As a result, there the monthly average temperature exceeded the norm by 3-8°C. Past June was the warmest in the history of meteorological observations in the north of the Far Eastern Federal District, and after June 2012 it was the second warmest in the Siberian Federal District. In the south of the Far East air temperature mainly corresponded to normal.

 

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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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