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'It looks like the start of Apocalypse'

By The Siberian Times reporter
03 July 2015

Dramatic dark cloud swathes the city of Omsk as a bright sunny day turns night-like.

Soon there were ominous black clouds, dust storms and thunder and lightning. Picture: Seregin Dada

These images and video show one of the most dramatic days in Omsk's weather history. 

At one point, thermometers recorded 36C in the shade, the hottest ever in the west Siberian city, more famed for its icy winter weather. 

Locals headed for beaches on the Irtysh River to get some relief. 

But abruptly everything changed. 

Soon there were ominous black clouds, dust storms and thunder and lightning. 

Storm in Omsk


Storm in Omsk


Storm in Omsk


Storm in Omsk

After this dramatic weather show, temperatures are forecast to cool to a more bearable 22C in coming days. Pictures: Mikhail Provalenko, Alex Reveroff, Sergey Nazarov

'It looks like the start of Apocalypse', said one local. 

After this dramatic weather show, temperatures are forecast to cool to a more bearable 22C in coming days. 

Comments (4)

Dramatic and bizarre cloud formations are appearing everywhere...the sky is often a sign of things to come and already weather patterns worldwide are surreal. This year's el nino is predicted as fierce so perhaps we should take advice from our ancient ancestors and start looking to the sky for advice!!
Carmen, Ireland
23/08/2015 06:09
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That weather looks like nothing unusual at all . . . not if you live in N. Texas, Oklahoma, or the other parts of 'Tornado Alley' in the U.S. A local saying goes, "When the sky turns green and black, head for cover." The equivalent saying in Omsk may go, "Давайте пить Балтика!"
Buck Turgidson, Marfa, TX, USA
05/07/2015 13:57
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strange clouds everywhere...and massive sunbeams...the sky is alive with the sound of music...in a good way!
Joleen, Leitrim
05/07/2015 07:03
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'It looks like the start of Apocalypse',

Well it is, & would you wonder 'Why'?
Jaker, Dundalk.
03/07/2015 22:23
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