Russia Cold Spell While Europe “Roasts”

December 25, 2012 Germany 20C (68F), Russia -25C (13F): After surviving the coldest night of the season, Moscow might sigh with relief on Tuesday: in the wake of -25C (-13F), minus two (28F) for Tuesday sounds almost like the promise of summer. But Muscovites will still be looking enviously at Munich which is posting record highs for this time of the year with plus 20C (68F).

Not all of Europe is enjoying warm sunny days though. In Ukraine, Poland, Lithuania and Czech Republic scores of people have died from exposure to the cold, with at least 57 victims reported in Ukraine alone.

A woman walks past trees covered with heavy hoarfrost and snow on the bank of the Yenisei River, with the air temperature at about minus 26 degrees Celsius (minus 14.8 degrees Fahrenheit), outside Russia’s Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, December 24, 2012. (Reuters / Ilya Naymushin)

View of the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, Moscow. (RIA Novosti / Kirill Kallinikov)

Police patrol in downtown Moscow on December 22, 2012. (RIA Novosti / Alexsey Nichukchin)

A woman walks with a dog on the embankment of a river, with the air temperature at about minus 23 degrees Celsius (minus 9.4 degrees Fahrenheit), in Moscow, December 24, 2012. (Reuters / Maxim Shemetov)

Pedestrians in Tomsk’s Lenin Avenue on December 23, 2012. (RIA Novosti / Yakov Andreev)

A worker breathes in the open air as he lays a cable, with the air temperature at about minus 23 degrees Celsius (minus 9.4 degrees Fahrenheit), in Moscow, December 24, 2012. (Reuters / Maxim Shemetov)

Father Frost arrives at Vasilyevsky Island Spit to light the New Year tree in St Petersburg. (RIA Novosti / Anna Volkova)

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2 Responses to Russia Cold Spell While Europe “Roasts”

  1. PuterMan says:

    Nice pics but the text was no doubt inspired by the OberScheepleMeister. I would like to know the source of the data.

    Max temperature in Munich this last week was 14 deg C (57 deg F) and that was on one single time as far as I am aware.

    See http://www.timeanddate.com/weather/germany/munich/historic for details, or my archive of weather maps which I am just in the process of uploading. I have two years worth tucked away!

    http://climatewatcher.wordpress.com/european-weather-charts-december-2012/

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