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"Kazakhstan and Central Asia fall into ice captivity."

In Kazakhstan and Central Asia, for two weeks it has been too cold for December. Air temperature anomaly maps show sub-normal temperatures of 6 to 8 degrees, sometimes as much as 10 degrees.

Minus 30 ° C have been observed in Kazakhstan, and minus 25 ° C in both Kyrgyzstan and northern Uzbekistan., which are uncommon for December.

It's cold in the south. It is snowing in Dushanbe and Tashkent, and the temperature only occasionally reaches a high of zero.

Alexander Shuvalov, head of the forecasting center, commenting on the situation of the southern neighbors, said: "This is practically the same as if in Moscow there were now frosts below -40 ° C (-40F). We can only sympathize with the southerners, for whom this is, if not a disaster, then an unprecedented test."

"Furthermore," said Shuvalov, "this kind of cold wave hits Central Asia in December extremely rarely, at best, once for 15-20 years. "

Thanks to Martin Siebert for this link.