Many record lows in Siberia

Average daily temperatures running 12-18°C below normal.
On the first day of the last winter month, the average daily air temperature was below the climatic norm by more than 16 degrees C.

In the Irkutsk region, on the evening of 2 February, the air cooled to -48°C, in the Novosibirsk region to -44°C, Kemerovo to -42°C, and Tomsk to -45°, in Evenkia to -53°C.

In northern Siberia, frost has hit new record. In Salekhard, February 1 was -47.1°C, the previous record of -45.3°C was set in 1967.

Record lows were also recorded in the Khanty-Mansiysk district: in Laryak the temperature dropped to a record -46.7°C, besting the previous record of -45°C set in 1967), in Ugut -45.8°C, lower than the previous record by 1.7 degrees and also for the year 1967. In Novokuznetsk (Kemerovo region) the mercury dropped to -34°C, the previous record of -33.2°C was observed in 2012 .

On Saturday, February 2, the daily temperature in Salekhard, dropped to -47.3°C. The previous record low of -44.5°C was observed in 2001.

In the coming days, abnormally cold weather with an average daily temperature below the climatic norm of 15 degrees or more will persist in the Yamalo-Nenets and Khanty-Mansiysk districts in the Tomsk region.

Severe frosts are expected in the Omsk region and southern Tyumen. In the region of Irkutsk, severe frost (temperature -40: -45°C, in some places down to -53°C); Irkutsk is also abnormally cold, with average daily air temperature 8-14 below the norm. In Evenkia -50 ..- 55°C, in the central regions of the Territory of Krasnoyarsk up to -50°C; in Krasnoyarsk abnormally cold weather with an average daily temperature of 12-18°C below normal.

Thanks to Martin Siebert for this link

9 thoughts on “Many record lows in Siberia”

    • It is amazing how many cold – and snow – records from the “ice age” scare winters of the 1960’s/1970’s are being broken in the northern hemisphere, almost every winter now the past few years.
      The only thing missing is for the global temperature to drop, then we’ll have a real ice age scare.

  1. UK now in grip of unusually warm and snow-free conditions which have pertained for much of the last month. Grass is growing, spring flowers are well ahead of schedule and birds are nesting.

    • Yeah! Aljazeera channel forecast 12C for London and 13C for Paris today. For Europe this may pass as a heat wave, or is it a hot snap?

    • @Ron, @Deon – So what. You have to put things into perspective.
      The UK is a small island, compared with the massive CONTINENTAL cold and snow across North America and Asia.

  2. Headlines about snow and cold are interesting, especially over such a range of regions.
    It will be interesting to see if it shows in the temp and precipitation records.

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