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Weekend in South European Russia: it’s not hot yet

  1. Climate

In the second half of the week, warm air has reached the Black Sea coast of the Caucasus that previously experienced pretty cold weather. On May 18, maximum temperatures ranged from +25°C to +28°C between Anapa and Sochi. It was almost as warm in Crimea, but it was also windy. The Black Sea coast between Anapa and Gelendzhik was hit by strong northeasterly winds, with gusts of up to 23 m/s recorded in Novorossiysk. Almost entire South European Russia had dry weather.

Over the weekend, the atmosphere will become unstable due to the influence of a low pressure area over the Black Sea. Scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected in parts of the Volgograd, Rostov and Krasnodar regions as well as in Kalmykia and the North Caucasus. Some areas could see heavy rain, while hail is possible in the Stavropol region. There will be easterly winds with gusts of up to 15-20 m/s during thunderstorms.

The mercury will drop to +9…+14°C at night (down to +5…+8°C in parts of the Volgograd region and in the North Caucasus) and rise to +19…+24°C in the afternoon (up to +28°C in some areas).

Next week, temperatures are expected to rise to +30°C in the eastern part of the region.

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