7 degrees below the climatic norm in Tatarstan — RealnoeVremya.com

The average monthly temperature in May barely reaches +10 degrees

This spring turned out to be abnormal, said Yury Perevedentsev, head of the Department of Meteorology, Climatology and Atmospheric Ecology at Kazan Federal University, in a conversation with Realnoe Vremya. And the last cold month of May was observed 22 years ago, in 1999.

In May, the average monthly temperature should be +13.9 degrees, but it reaches +9.6 degrees. It should be noted that heating in Kazan was interrupted when a stable temperature regime was reached – above +8 degrees. Heating is stopped if the average daily temperature remains above 8°C for 5 days and its further increase is expected according to the weather forecast.

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As Perevedentsev explained, Tatarstan is under the influence of arctic air masses, the cold comes to us from the north. In addition, there is active cyclonic activity: the rains and the absence of the sun are associated with it.

Due to the cold, sowing, field and gardening work is delayed by 10 days. At the same time, as the press service of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food of the Republic of Tatarstan assured Realnoe Vremya, “there is nothing critical in this.” Tatarstan gardeners noted that it is now important to keep heat-loving tomato and cucumber seedlings. At the same time, garlic and cabbage should ripen on the due date.

“There is hope that it will warm up at the end of May”

The cold weather is 6-8 degrees below the climatic norm with rains and frosts that will last all week, according to the forecast of the Tatarstan Hydrometeorological Center. However, on weekends, with the change in air flows, the temperature will rise slightly.

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The head of the Kazan Federal University Meteorology Department also expressed hope that by the end of May the long-awaited warming will come. He drew attention to the fact that the average daily temperature at the end of May is expected to reach +15 degrees, but Tatarstan is now 7 degrees behind the climatic norm.

Since the beginning of the year, double the precipitation has fallen in Tatarstan

Over five months of this year, 300 mm of precipitation fell in Tatarstan instead of the required 150 mm. Only May this year “rained” with a large amount of precipitation: 56 mm instead of 40 mm, Perevedentsev pointed out.

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According to the forecast of the Hydrometeorological Center of Russia, heavy rainfall of 60-70 mm is expected in June. The average temperature will be normal — above +17 degrees. At the same time, July will probably not please with warm weather, but will be cooler than the climatic norm. August will also be “normal”, with an average of around 17 degrees above zero and rainfall of around 60mm. At the same time, the Hydrometeorological Center of Russia expects a warm September.

Tatyana Leukhina


Rose D. Jones