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Moscow hit highest temperature in 60 years for mid-May Updated: 2021-05-18 09:58:35 KST

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In terms of climate, Russia is no longer as cold as it was during the time of the Cold War.
In fact, Moscow has seen its highest mid-May temperature in 60 years, with very unusual subtropical heat typical of mid-summer in Southern Russia.
According to the local weather agency, Moscow recorded 30.5 degrees Celsius on Monday local time.
It came at the delight of many Muscovites and Moscow visitors.

"The weather is very warm, it's such a diversity, minus 25 this winter and this heat now, it's great that we're enjoying this warm sunny weather in May."

Moscow's average temperature for the month of May is about 13 degrees Celsius.
Meteorologists say unusually hot weather in the Russia's capital is being led by dry and warm air masses from Central Asia and an anticyclone system.
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