Grave news for lovers of frost and ice: Moscow's lucky run of prematurely warm weather will continue this week, says the national hydrometeorological service, or Rosgidromet.
Anybody who spent Saturday enjoying what for late February in Moscow was a staggeringly high temperature of 3.5 degrees Celsius, along with a surprise guest appearance from the sun, will be thrilled to hear that there is more where that came from.
The next five days, predict meteorologists, will continue to see temperatures above the norm, kicking off with temperatures as high as 8-10 C, dipping to a less shocking 6-7 C by midweek.
But Muscovites should not put away their winter pajamas just yet, as Rosgidromet warns that night temperatures will continue to to slip below zero, starting with a gentle minus 3 C, but later testing Moscow's mettle with temperatures as low as minus 5 C.
An increase in atmospheric pressure will see some slight precipitation at the beginning of the week, but no trace of it will remain by midweek, the Rosgidromet writes.