Heat in West Siberia has broken records on record

Heat wave and drought this summer in the southern regions of Western Siberia beat ancient records of observations for weather forecasters in the region, told reporters on Wednesday, the head of the West Siberian Hydrometeorological Lyudmila Voronina.

"This year, in the Novosibirsk region the average temperature in July is 22.2 degrees, while the norm is 18-21 degrees. Could say that it's the highest average temperature for the entire observation period. Previously absolute maximum for July was 21.1 degrees that occurred in 1915, and now, we cover this up, "- she said.

According to weather forecaster, the excess of average monthly temperature is already a major natural disturbances. Voronin said that most of the summer months, very rarely become abnormal. Winter, spring and autumn — more often.

"For more than 100 years, only about 16% (summer), which can give such large anomalies. We analyzed in June and July of this year. For these two months we can say that this summer we have is in first place for the entire observation period "- said Voronin.

According to her, the summer was not only abnormal high temperatures, but the deficit rainfall. For example, in July in Novosibirsk dropped only about 3.5 millimeters, which is observed for the first 113 years of observations.

"We specified forecast in August, we also expect higher rates of 1-1.5 degrees in Novosibirsk region. Average temperatures for August — 16-18 degrees. Therefore, we expect an average monthly temperature of about 19 degrees," — she said.

Earlier, the representative of the Altai meteorologist told journalists that the heat wave caused by drought and characteristic of the region, it was not in the region 175 years.

Hot and rainless weather in most parts of Western Siberia from the beginning of the summer, and stood before the end of July. In the Tomsk region-standing emergency because of forest fires, in most regions of the Novosibirsk region and the Altai region — because of the drought, which threatens crops.

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