The temperature record of 1938 was broken in St. Petersburg

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In St. Petersburg, on March 24, the temperature record was broken, recorded in 1938 on the same day. The air temperature on Wednesday increased to + 11 ° C. This was reported by the North-West Department of Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring.

“On March 24, 2021, in the afternoon at the United Hydrometeorological Station (OGMS) in St. Petersburg, the air temperature reached a record + 11.0 degrees Celsius. heat, blocking the maximum of the day, which was noted in 1938 and was +10.6 degrees. “, – indicated on the website of the North-West UGMS.

Earlier that day, Yevgeny Tishkovets, a leading expert at the Phobos weather center, said that summer temperatures this year will exceed long-term values ​​by 1–2 degrees.

Tishkovets said that in June there will be a normal amount of precipitation for the month, but in July there will be a shortage of rains, and these figures can reach 40%. In August, the situation with precipitation will be stable, the specialist assured.

On the eve of the scientific director of the Hydrometeorological Center Roman Vilfand said that the temperature in spring and summer in Russia will be around and above normal.