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Freezing Russian Air Hits Europe After Third-Mildest January

  • February temperature expected to be lowest for three years
  • Gas market well-supplied despite increase in heating demand
A pedestrian braves the elements in Warsaw.

A pedestrian braves the elements in Warsaw.

Photographer: Janek Skarzynski/AFP via Getty Images
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The cold weather that’s hit Europe this February will linger as high pressure over Scandinavia brings chilly air from Russia into central and western Europe.​

Five out of seven meteorologists surveyed by Bloomberg News say February will be colder than normal with average temperatures dropping as much as 3 degrees Celsius below the norm in western Europe, according to Marex Spectron Group Ltd.