Winter 2017/2018 will not be very cold. This at a press conference today, said the head of the Department of climate research and long-term forecasts of the Ukrainian research meteorological Institute of the NAS of Ukraine, meteorologist Wazir Martazinova.
According to her, the average monthly temperature during the winter will be at the level of norms.
“This winter in most parts of Ukraine monthly average temperatures are expected within the norm and above the norm. It’s so cold, as predicted in the press, in our calculations, is not visible,” said Martazinova.
She said that in December the average monthly temperature will be within the long-term average: -3…-4 degrees for the most territory of Ukraine. Closer to West Ukraine, the temperature will be higher by 1-2 degrees and approximately 0 degrees.
In December, precipitation within the average long-term rate is to be expected in Odesa, Mykolaiv, Kherson, Zaporizhzhya, Dnipropetrovsk, Kharkiv, Sumy, Chernihiv, Kyiv, Zhytomyr, Khmelnytskyi and Lviv regions and in the Crimea.
In Ternopil, Ivano-Frankivsk, Zakarpattia, Chernivtsi, Vinnytsia, Cherkasy, Kirovograd and Poltava regions in December projected a deficit of precipitation. The weatherman said that above normal precipitation will be in the Volyn and Rivne regions, in the East of Ukraine – in Donetsk and Lugansk regions.
“The New year will worsen, and in the first days of January we can expect a brief warming,” – said meteorologist.
According to Martazinova, in January we should expect the alternating of cooling and warming.
“The average temperature on the most territory of Ukraine will be 1-2 degrees above average multiyear values, and will be -5…-6 degrees. Only in the Odessa region, the temperature regime will remain within the normal range for this time of year,” she added.
In early January, Ukraine will come in the North-West of the cold front, which will be linked to the cold snap and storms in the Black sea.
“Snow cover is not very high, but we hope that he will still be. Because it is still expected to be positive temperatures in January, and that means there will be ice, sleet,” said Martazinova.
In February, throughout the average monthly temperature is expected to reach -3 degrees and above, up to -5…-6 degrees in the East. In the South is around 0 and -1 degrees, which is also, according to the meteorologist, the above long-term average by 1-2 degrees.
In the last month of winter, the lack of rainfall will occur in Western, northwestern and Central regions, in the South, in Dnipropetrovsk and Kharkiv regions.
“It’s bad for the end of winter, because February is preparing for agriculture supply of water,” said Martazinova.
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