With subzero temperatures already the norm, forecasters are predicting that the winter months ahead will be the coldest to hit Moscow in the past 20 years.
"This winter will be the coldest in the past 20 years. It will be like the good old days, snowy and frosty, without any climatic abnormalities," an expert from the capital's Fobos meteorology center told RIA-Novosti on Wednesday.
Temperatures have often deviated from monthly norms over the past few years, with slush and rain replacing ice and snow, the expert clarified.
But this year "temperatures will be within climatic norms," the expert said, without elaborating on the temperatures in store for Muscovites in the coming months.(MT)