Friday, April 19, 2013

Current Weather in Siberia - Detailed Guide

Siberia is huge and weather in one part of it can be completely different in another. Doing the Transsiberian, you can find it is raining in Omsk and hot and sunny in Krasnoyarsk. The region is also so far away from European and US weather stations, so it's better to double check the forecasts using one of local services. I will teach you how to do it.

One of the biggest regional websites is www.ngs.ru. Apart from daily news (in Russian) it has one of the best weather forecasts for main Siberian cities. To access it, go to weather.ngs.ru (you will be redirected to pogoda.ngs.ru - which is a Russian word for 'weather').

This is what you will see (I've blurred ugly ads):


If you click for other cities, you will see a list of all available cities:


Clicking on any of those cities will open a detailed page with weather forecast for that city.

If you scroll the page down, you will see a 3-day forecast first and then a 10-day forecast. For each day in the future they have four lines: for night, morning, day and evening correspondingly. The icons are self-explanatory and don't forget: temperature is in Celsius.

Please let me know in comments if you need any help with this page.

Apart from weather forecasts, there is a very handy service that displays actual weather entered manually by meteorologists. It is limited only to Tomsk, Novosibirsk, Altay and Kemerovo regions (no Krasnoyarsk, Baykal or Far East data). To access it, open in your browser http://meteo-nso.ru. Now scroll to bottom right corner and click word KAPTA:


It will open a map of the entire region with many markers. Each marker is a meteorological station, where real people report weather several times during a day. The map has no zoom but you can drag it with your mouse. Red line is railway; the one going from left to right is the Transsiberian. When you point your mouse over a marker, it displays the latest data from that point. 



Temperature looks like this: 6.5C +0.8. +0.8 here means change comparing to previous data. Please post in comments any questions!


2 comments:

  1. The region is also so far away from European lake district weather and US weather stations, so it's better to double check the forecasts using one of local services. I will teach you how to do it.

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