Heatwave In Russia Intensifies Breaking 1917 Record

by | Jul 5, 2024 | Climate Crisis, Environmental News

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Russia is experiencing one of its hottest summers in over a century, with temperatures soaring above 35 degrees Celsius (95 degrees Fahrenheit) across the country. On July 3, Moscow broke a 1917 record with temperatures reaching 32.7 degrees Celsius. The FOBUS weather center reported this as a half-degree increase from the previous record for that day. The intense heatwave in Russia is not limited to Moscow; records are being broken from Russia’s Pacific coast and the wilds of Siberia to its European regions.

Heatwave in Russia

As temperatures climbed, the demand for air conditioners and fans surged across Russia. In Moscow, residents sought relief by consuming record amounts of ice cream and cold beverages. Authorities distributed water to passengers in the metro and on many trains to help people stay hydrated.

Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin urged residents to take precautions, advising them to stay indoors during the hottest parts of the day. With a metropolitan population exceeding 20 million, Sobyanin emphasized the importance of staying safe during this extreme weather. “During the day, the air temperature will exceed the climatic norm and rise above 30 degrees again,” he warned.

The heatwave in Russia has had a nationwide impact, affecting daily life and activities across Russia. The unusually high temperatures have pushed the limits of infrastructure and public services. In addition to increased demand for cooling devices, there has been a notable rise in the consumption of cold drinks and other heat-relief products. Public health officials have also been active in advising citizens on how to cope with the heat.

Recommendations include staying hydrated, avoiding strenuous activities, and seeking air-conditioned environments whenever possible. The heatwave serves as a reminder of the increasing frequency of severe weather events and their significant impact on urban and rural communities alike.

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