New monitoring system to track weather for World Cup

Football enthusiasts will get hourly weather updates to decide whether to wear a coat or carry an umbrella before heading for the stadium to watch World Cup matches, Moscow Times reports. Although summer has set in, Moscow is still experiencing a cold and wet spell. Hence, Russia’s Meteorological Service has announced a new monitoring system to help visitors track the weather during the matches. Head of the weather agency Roman Vilfand said the site will update the weather forecast for all 11 cities, where the matches will be played, every hour. The information would be shared with the World Meteorological Organisation. The agency’s website has added an English-language section now. During the opening match between Russia and Saudi Arabia on June 14 in Moscow, sunny weather is expected to prevail with temperatures ranging between 15 and 20 degrees Celsius. But it may be cold in the evening and fans are advised to take a coat with them, TASS cited an agency employee as saying.