Russia’s meteorological service has said this March has turned out to be the coldest in the last 60 years.
The European part of Russia has not experienced such cold March weather since the early 1950s, said Roman Vilfand, head of Russia’s Hydrometeorological Center.
“We registered such cold temperatures only in 1942 and the early 1950s. According to our information, such cold weather happens once in 30-40 years,” Vilfand said on the Rossia 24 news channel earlier this week.
In the past few weeks meteorologists have registered unusually low temperatures, especially in the central regions of the European part of Russia. On Sunday night, temperatures dropped to minus 20 degrees Celsius.