Russians don't need to fear frosts in July, said Vilfand
Russians don't need to fear a repetition of frosts in July, told RIA Novosti the scientific Director of the hydrometeorological center Roman Vilfand.
Weekend meteorologist predicted night frost in Bashkiria, Perm and Altai territories, the Sverdlovsk, Chelyabinsk, Kurgan, Novosibirsk, Tyumen and Omsk regions.
"The freeze has also stopped. This unusual situation will end, it becomes more sun, the temperature rises. There is still an anomaly: the temperature in the South of Western Siberia are below normal by 4-6 degrees, but frost did not. At the end of June, the soil warmed up so that the upper 60 cm is already warm. Therefore, even if there is cold air, it's theoretically not freeze. After all, that was freezing, the air will have cooled and the soil, which is practically impossible. Therefore, in the middle of summer, no frosts," - said Vilfand.
He explained that the unusual freezing associated with the coincidence of two factors.
"There the weather was cloudy, rainy and Northern cold air masses, so the air does not get warm from the sun. The sun's rays do not reach the underlying surface, and at night there is a break in the clouds. In these situations, there is an intensive cooling of the underlying surface, this is related to the freeze," - said Vilfand.
The scientist reminded that in these regions in may were observed in very hot weather.
"Just say that it is not necessary to go into the theory of compensation. It was hot - now cold. It's just a coincidence," - said Vilfand.