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Siberia bakes with new record temperatures - and busy beaches

By The Siberian Times reporter
04 July 2015

Tyva republic registers Saudi-like heat but is also hit by wildfires.

Weather experts said that Siberia, along with some other Russian regions, was between 4C and 6c hotter than usual in June. Pictures from beaches around Novosibirsk by Vera Salnitskaya

Our pictures show sun-seekers in Novosibirsk cooling off in the River Ob, and also at the 'Ob Sea', a huge artificial reservoir close to Siberia's biggest city.

The same scenes have been repeated over many time zones as summer came to the this vast Russian region.

'If it doesn't cool soon, I'll die,' said one beach-lover.

Weather experts said that Siberia, along with some other Russian regions, was between 4C and 6c hotter than usual in June. Such trends have been common in recent years, coupled with warmer winters in some regions, leading to claims of climate change. 

Omsk beat its previous hottest temperatures, hitting 36C, while records were also set at seven meteorological stations in Novosibirsk region.

In Vengeovo, there was a temperature of 35.8 C degrees, compared with the previous high of 32.6 C. In Chistozersky district thermometers reached 37 C degrees, another record. In the city of Novosibirsk the air temperature was 31.5 C, and despite the beach scenes,  it was not a record.

Russian HydroMeteoCentre reports that the first half of 2015 was abnormally hot in Russia and the record of average air temperature was beaten.

Siberia bakes with new record temperatures - and busy beaches


Siberia bakes with new record temperatures - and busy beaches


Siberia bakes with new record temperatures - and busy beaches


Siberia bakes with new record temperatures - and busy beaches


Siberia bakes with new record temperatures - and busy beaches


Siberia bakes with new record temperatures - and busy beaches

Beach in Novosibirsk scientific centre, pictures by Vera Salnitskaya; a satellite image below shows wildfires in Republic of Tyva

Whether or not this is true, Tyva approached 42C in the abnormal heat, though it has recorded such temperatures before - as long ago as 1943.

A pall of smog covered some areas of the mountainous republic as wildfires took hold. The authorities were preparing for evacuation of sick people with breathing problems from hospitals because of the smoke from forest fires, and a state of emergency was announced in the republic. 

In other areas there was unusually heavy rain, for example in the Sakha Republic - Russia's largest region - with rainfall twice as much as usual. 

Siberia bakes with new record temperatures - and busy beaches

Comments (6)

Of course the climate is changing. If you took real physics and not junk science you'd know we are in an INTERGLACIAL period meaning between ice ages. It is GOING to get warmer then it will get colder. Now mankind may alter weather patterns both from farming and smog may disperse rainfall from usual patterns but mother nature will overcome and it will mean diddly squat what we do except trying to adapt to the changes that are brought upon us.

Adaption is always the goal we should do. Then we will come out a stronger species and learn new things at the same time. Science is at a roadblock due to doctrine.
SortingHat, kjhxr86@wavecable.com
31/05/2018 02:05
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I see records are continuing to be broken in September 2015.
Lisav, BC, Canada
08/09/2015 11:28
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The more girls photo's the better; for I'd rather look at beauty over brawn any-day.
Jaker, Dundalk
13/07/2015 09:21
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Why no men's pictures? No hot men there? Or sexist photographer or editor? Male chauvinism alive and well in Siberia!
Dane, UK
05/07/2015 16:20
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unfair, no pics of nice BOYS, for the girls.....
Benedikt, Moscow
05/07/2015 13:05
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Look for purple sunrises and sunsets. Methane clathrates are emitting out of control. I believe we are now in phase change meaning hot and hotter yet. Forget Hawaii, those Russian females are beautiful.
Allan Barr, Covelo, California, United States
05/07/2015 11:28
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