An intense Atlantic cyclone called Ciara in Europe and Sabine in Germany brought strong winds, heavy precipitation, and a thaw. VDNKh weather station recorded wind gusts of up to 12 m/s, a temperature of up to +3, and wet snow (six liters of water per square meter in liquid equivalent).
We are used to thawing weather this winter, but heavy precipitation is something new. The first 11 days of February saw 60 percent of a month’s worth of precipitation. It should be noted that February is one of the driest months of the year. It usually brings three times less moisture than July.
Meanwhile, Ciara-Sabine has reached the Barents Sea, where it is dying out. In the second half of the week, the atmosphere over the East European Plain will stabilize.
The atmospheric pressure will rise, winds will weaken, precipitation will decrease, and it will clear up. However, there will be no significant changes in temperature. Moscow will have near-zero temperatures in the afternoon and slightly below freezing temperatures at night.