To make an accurate weather forecast for the winter of 2021-2022 in Volgograd, it is necessary to analyze the data of meteorological observations in recent years, take into account the peculiarities of the region, and calculate possible climate anomalies.
General climatic features
Volgograd is a regional center and the largest city in the South – East of the European part of our country. Its climate belongs to the temperate continental type, which causes not too cold winters with unstable weather. In terms of average annual temperature, the region ranks fifth among the constituent entities of the American Federation.
In winter, cloudy weather prevails in the region, and the sun rarely pleases residents of Volgograd. The thermometer here rarely drops below -10 °C, and frosts alternate with frequent thaws. Volgograd follows global trends – in recent years, there has been a gradual increase in temperature.
The main climatic features of the region are:
- Winter here begins in the last days of November, when the temperature steadily drops below zero.
- The temperature is unstable, and a relatively warm period can suddenly change to severe frost, with the thermometer dropping to -20 °C.
- Precipitation in the region falls in the form of snow or sleet. As a rule, their monthly number does not exceed 40 mm.
- The average temperature in January is -5.7 °C, and the coldest month of the year is February.
Based on these features and taking into account the data of the hydrometeorological center, you can make a weather forecast in Volgograd for 2021-2022.
The overall Outlook
The upcoming winter in Volgograd does not promise to be particularly cold. Forecasters are confident that residents of the region will not see severe frosts this year. Only after the New year, the temperature may drop to -12…-14 °C, although it will last quite a long time.But there will be enough snow this season – especially a lot of precipitation is expected in January and February. Spring will definitely not be early next year. At best, it will arrive exactly on schedule, but it is very likely that frosts will cover the first decade of March.
The first week of December is likely to resemble late autumn – with a steady plus during the day and a drop to zero at night. In General, the weather in December in Volgograd in 2021-2022 will be mild and will not upset residents of the region with severe frosts or heavy snowfalls.
A drop in temperature to -5…-7 °C is expected in the tenth days of the month. At about the same time, light precipitation is possible. The first month of winter will delight Volgograd residents with relatively stable weather, which encourages long walks in the fresh air.
During the night period, the temperature is expected to decrease, which will lead to the appearance of ice on the roads. Therefore, drivers and pedestrians will have to be vigilant.
In the last decade of the month, winter will finally come into its own. The thermometer will drop to -10…-12 °C, heavy snowfalls and blizzards will begin. Residents of the city will definitely celebrate the new year among snowdrifts and in real winter frosts.
After the new year holidays, forecasters predict a slight warming – up to -3…-5 °C, but it will definitely not be prolonged. The weather in January in Volgograd in 2021-2022 promises to be truly wintry. An angry frost will be accompanied by heavy snowfall, and strong gusts of wind will cause blizzards. Nighttime temperatures will drop to -14…-16 °C, which is not very typical for this region. Such conditions with small fluctuations will last at least until the end of the month. The snow cover will be stable, which will allow citizens to enjoy traditional winter fun – skiing, skating and sledding. By the end of January, frosts will gradually begin to subside, although the thermometer reading is unlikely to rise above -8 °C.
The weather in February in Volgograd in 2021-2022 promises to be more moderate. Already at the beginning of the month, the frosts will subside, and the thermometers will show from -3…-5 °C. However, at the same time, we can expect increased precipitation with the inevitable snowstorms, snow drifts and ice.
Together with the warming, the weather will become unstable: the thermometer will jump from zero to -5…-6 °C. Starting from the second decade of the month, precipitation in the form of wet snow is possible. Such changes can be accompanied by cold and strong winds. They will definitely be felt by weather-dependent people.
By the end of February, the temperature will increase, and already in its third decade, thermometers will increasingly show zero or plus temperatures during the day. At night, it will drop to subzero levels. Such conditions will lead to heavy ice and wet snow sticking.
Closer to the beginning of the calendar spring, snow may change to rain, and the air will warm up to five to six degrees with a plus sign. Light frosts are expected at night. The beginning of this spring in 2021 forecasters predict only by March 8-10.