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Winter Takes Hold as Moscow Region Temperatures Hit Minus 30

Winter has officially taken hold in the Moscow region. Martin Lopatka

After a slow start, with record warm temperatures over the holiday period, winter has officially taken hold in the Moscow region as temperatures passed the minus 30 degrees Celsius mark on Tuesday night.

Тhe lowest temperature in the Moscow region was recorded in Cherusti, 170 kilometers west of Moscow, where temperatures hit a low of minus 30.4 C from Tuesday evening to Wednesday morning, a meteorologist from the federal weather service said.

Temperatures also dropped below minus 20 C in the cities of Volokamsk, Klin, Kolomna and Serpukhov, Interfax reported.

Temperatures in the capital did not drop lower than minus 20 C on Tuesday night, but could decrease by several degrees in coming days with the cold front expected to last until the weekend.

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