Summer 2011 in sixth place in the ranking of the hottest summers in the history of meteorological observations in the Nizhny Novgorod region, since 1881. This was reported at the Upper Volga UGMS.
The average air temperature during the three summer months was 19.5 degrees, or 2.3 degrees above normal this year. In parallel with the summer period of the year in sixth place in the ranking has risen like the hot summer of 1936.
Over the last 130 years of regular meteorological observations in the top five hottest summers entered 2010, 1972, 1981, 1938 and 1988.
In the current summer season of abnormally hot weather came in late July, 2011. Day maximum air temperature on some days was increased to 32-34 degrees Celsius, and in Sergach, July 27, even up to 35. Positive anomalies of daily mean values of air temperature reached 10.7 degrees.
In addition, one of the largest natural events last season was intense storm rainfall.
Since July 3, according to the weather station Sergach just 11 minutes fell to 21 mm of rain on July 8 at 6:00 Avtozavodskoy district of Nizhny Novgorod fell 57 mm or 75% of the monthly rainfall in July.
The main record of the summer put a tropical downpour, which was recorded in Paul's July 20: 3:00 just 91 mm of rain fell. Ever recorded in the Nizhny Novgorod region had such heavy rain.