Muscovites were able to make the most of the International Women's Day celebrations over the weekend as unseasonably warm weather hit Russia's capital city.
High temperature records were broken three days in row in Moscow, with the thermometer climbing to 13.6 degrees Celsius on Monday, the weather bureau said, Itar-Tass reported Tuesday.
The warm spell looks set to come to an end Tuesday evening, however, with a cold front blowing in from the northwest. The bureau predicts that temperatures will drop to between 1 and 3 degrees Celsius overnight, while rain is also expected.
Temperatures will settle between 5 and 7 degrees Celsius on Wednesday, which could also see some light rainfall in Moscow.
The warm start to March looks set to cap an unusually mild winter in Moscow.
In mid-February, the bureau said that only 110 centimeters of snow had fallen in the city over winter, compared to 222 centimeters at the same point in the previous year.