Moscow heat sets new century record for August 29

Moscow heat sets new century record for August 29

The temperature in Moscow rose to 29 degrees Celsius (84.2 degrees Fahrenheit) by Wednesday noon, Chief Expert at the Russian Meteorological Center Marina Makarova said.

"The previous heat record [of the century] was registered in Moscow on August 29, 2002, when the temperature reached 27.3 degrees Celsius (81.4 degrees Fahrenheit)," TASS cited her as saying.

According to reports, the all-time heat record for August 29 was set in the Russian capital back in 1938 (34.9 degrees Celsius or 94.82 degrees Fahrenheit).

Meteorologists say that on Wednesday, the temperature in Moscow may soar to 31 degrees Celsius (87.8 degrees Fahrenheit).

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