Status: December 28, 2020 1:47 p.m.
According to meteorologists, new cold records have been set in the south and west of Siberia. In some regions it was as cold as it was in the past 50 to 100 years. According to authorities, many people had to be treated with frostbite.
Meteorologists have measured new cold records in the south and west of Siberia: In the village of Teguldet near the city of Tomsk, the thermometer dropped to minus 49 degrees Celsius last weekend, said a weather expert from the Russian state agency Tass. “Western Siberia made a deep impression on the meteorologists.”
In Novosibirsk the temperature was between minus 37 and minus 41 degrees. Earlier records in Siberia’s largest city have been topped by five degrees.
People with frostbite under treatment
In other regions it was as cold as in the past 50 to 100 years, the spokesman said. According to the authorities, many people had to be treated with frostbite.
There have also been numerous traffic accidents and flight cancellations.
Extreme temperatures even in summer
Extreme heat was recorded in Siberia in June of this year. The local weather station in Verkhoyansk in eastern Siberia had measured 38 degrees Celsius – this was also a new record. The European center for medium-term weather forecasts ECMWF also calculated 37 degrees for this region in June.
For the entire region of Arctic Siberia, the Corpernicus Climate Change Service had given an average June temperature of five degrees Celsius above normal.
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