Moscow sweats through highest temperature in city's history

22:01, July 29, 2010      

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The Kremlin is pictured in Russian capital Moscow July 27, 2010. Moscow was covered in smog from forest and peat fires triggered by abnormal high temperatures. (Xinhua/Lu Jinbo)

Moscow marked a record 37.7 degrees Celsius on Thursday, making the day the hottest in the city in the past 130 years.

"The temperature is 0.2 degrees (Celsius) higher than that of July 26, 2010, when the all-time temperature record was made," the Moscow meteorological bureau reported.

The bureau said that in some districts of Moscow, the temperature reached as high as 39 degrees Celsius.

Central Russia has been scorched by an ongoing heat wave since mid-June with media reporting temperature records being set almost daily.

July has already been tagged as the hottest month in the history of weather observations in Russia.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:张茜)

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