By Nnamdi Ezekute in Kaliningrad:
The Super Eagles of Nigeria are likely to land in Kaliningrad today to a warm weather and warm welcome of the the people of the city who have been anticipating their arrival, but a sharp contrast is equally a possibility, Completesportsnig
Today’s weather here in Kaliningrad started with a chilly morning at 18 degrees celsius, followed by slight showers. However, at midday a warm sunshine lighted up the city. It rained again an hour later.
Complete Sports observed that Russians were particularly tickled with the prospect of enjoying a full warm Thursday, and possibly in the rest of the week.
The weather here has been unstable as this reporter has experienced it since arrival on Tuesday. It has changed like the traffic lights on the roads of Kaliningrad, between a wintry 13 to 15 degrees celsius.
FIFA volunteer worker at the Kaliningrad Stadium, Gregoria Ekaterina, told Completesportsnigeria.com on Wednesday that the real warm summer weather was yet to be felt in the city, and the people were still eagerly anticipating it.
“You can’t be sure about the weather in Kaliningrad these days,” she said. “We can have 10 degrees celsius now, but it goes to about 15 a few hours later.
“Just be handy with your coat, okay? I guess you’re not used to this kind of weather in your country.”
Complete Sports has also observed on the streets of Kaliningrad and at the hotel, that Russians are divided in their response to the current weather situation. While some step out in their pullover, others go about their routines businesses in very light clothings.
Ekaterina explained: “It depends on individuals and how the weather affect them. An 18 degrees celsius, one could feel a winter cold, but mild to some. That’s how it is. We’re all looking forward to the real summer warm weather. I want to drop my coat and step out in my shorts.
“I guess your team will prefer the warm weather to the cold when you play Croatia. Good luck to them.”