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Event Details

Heatwave event report

Category: Heatwave
Observation: 25.03.2008
Continent: Europe
Country: Russia
State: Capital City
Location: Moscow
Severity: Moderate
Event details
Moscow experienced unusually warm spring weather on Tuesday as temperatures hit a record high of 12.4 degrees Celsius (54.3 Fahrenheit), a meteorological spokesman said. The previous record for March 25 was 12.2 degrees (53.9 Fahrenheit) which was registered in 1973. The meteorological bureau said temperatures could climb even higher by the end of the day. Record temperatures have become quite common in recent years in Moscow. March last year was the warmest on record for 125 years and January 2008 was the mildest since records began 130 years ago.
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