Record hot weather was recorded on Monday in the north-west of the European part of Russia, said the Russian Hydrometeorological Center.
"In Kaliningrad, Leningrad, Pskov and Novgorod regions, southern Karelia and on the eastern half of the Vologda region temperature rose to 30-34 degrees. Average temperature exceeded the norm by 6-7 degrees," — said in a statement.
According to meteorologists, the absolute temperature records for July 30 has been updated in St. Petersburg (32.1 degrees) and Cherepovets (31.8 degrees).
At the same time, the relatively cool air is distributed in West Siberia, the Urals, Urals and even reached the Volga region: on Monday night in the Volga region and the Volga-Vyatka region thermometers down in the morning to 5-9 degrees.
In the Siberian prevails heat wave: the average temperature in the region exceeds the norm by 7-9 degrees, sometimes 12 degrees. According to meteorologist Novosibirsk, similar weather was recorded in 1999, on some points west of Novosibirsk region marked the first time so hot.
According to experts, in July 2012 in the south-east of Western Siberia may become one of the hottest months for the entire century-long period of observation.
"The decline in the heat waiting for many areas of Siberia in the coming days, at the end of the week and the temperature has dropped in Yakutia, where until the air is also heated to 30-34 degrees," — said in a statement.