Moscow possibly on track for coldest August on record

The first week of August in Moscow was cold, with an average air temperature of only 13°C. That is 5 degrees below the norm and corresponds more to the last days of the month.

How does that compare with other Augusts in Moscow?

The coldest August on record, with an average daily air temperature of 12°C, and an anomaly of -4 degrees, was back in 1884. That August turned out to be colder than May, and in the second half of the month the maximum air temperature did not exceed 19°C.

Putting that more clearly, this August so far is running 5 degrees below normal, while the coldest August on record, back in 1884, ran only 4 degrees below normal.

The beginning of August in Moscow has been characterized by unusual weather in terms not only of  cold, but also of rainfall and sunshine. Precipitation has already almost fulfilled the norm for the entire month.

The most abundant August rains came in 2016, with rainfall of 167.1 mm (217% of the norm). For the month, 19 days saw rainfalls of various intensity. August 15, 2016 saw 88 mm of rainfall in one day.

As to sunlight, the year 2001 was marked by the least sunlight in the current century. The sun appeared in the sky for only 181 hours, while the norm is 238 hours.

“Everything indicates an unusual last month of summer!”

Thanks to Martin Siebert for this link

“This site has Very important data to analyze a climatic variation of a region,” says Martin.

6 thoughts on “Moscow possibly on track for coldest August on record”

  1. Was looking for something else but somehow ended up on the MN page for Accuweather. The comparisons between the averages and the days temperature make interesting reading. There’s 3 days slightly above average and 2 on the average. however yesterday was a full 8 degrees below average with others showing 1 7 below average and others showing anything from 1 to 5 degrees below average.

    How long before ‘they’ have to comment on these things, even the sheeple will start to notice soon, won’t they?? Where I am we’re 6 degrees below normal (Bradford UK}, for the monthly average.

  2. I hope you’re aware of the monsoon floods in India and the surrounding countries. Big floods also in Vietnam.
    In Europe, Northern Italy had a big flood and tornadoes in Amsterdam and Luxembourg (tornadoes are a rare event for Europe).
    If we count the loss of crops around the World do to different weather patterns (hail, storms, big temps variations, early cold even early frost) we are looking at a big food shortage. This combined with a hard winter( very possible) will generate violence, big time violence.

      The Argentine Peso is down by more than thirty percent (-30%) against the US Dollar and Argentine stock prices have PLUMMETED ~50% today alone!…
      Hmm… the 24th largest economy in the world and the second largest economy in South America collapses……….
      I am not an economist but when the 24th largest economy in the world collapses I would surmise that this could spread to other nations. I wonder how much exposure Deutsche Bank has to Argentina—remember Deutsche Bank AG, the largest banking services group in Germany and in the last few years it has been involved in a number of scandals such as facilitating money laundering which cost the bank a fortune in legal expenses, reputational damage and massive fines.
      Like Robert said: people will be fighting for food long before they’ll freeze. (fighting keeps you warm!! :-))

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