The feast of the Epiphany in St. Petersburg will open the 26 of fonts

26 fonts will open in St. Petersburg the celebration of Baptism. About that today at the briefing said the head of the regional Department of EMERCOM Alexey Anikin. Because the waters are not frozen, we have already set up mobile rescue team, which on January 19 will be on duty in all districts of the city.

by the Way, despite the air temperature, the water is not warmer than during the traditional Epiphany frosts, reports GTRK “Saint-Petersburg”. Because doctors once again warn that for the unprepared person dipping into the ice bath — it is dangerous.

And the priests remind Epiphany bathing — not the Church ceremony, and folk tradition. The main thing for a Christian in this day — come to the temple.

Chief forecaster of the city Alexander Kolesov has told, at the baptism in St. Petersburg and Leningrad region, the temperature will be from -1 to +4 degrees. Already beaten all possible temperature records. When in St. Petersburg, the winter will come, and for how long — are very hard to predict. Temperature reduction can be expected only after 22-th. Light frost is despite the fact that the wind unfrozen Gulf of Finland will continue to bring warm air. But the January anomaly, as now, this winter will not be.

Text: GTRK “Saint-Petersburg”