It has never been so hot: a temperature record has been set in St. Petersburg

19 November 2020

The 42-year-old record was broken today, November 19.

On Thursday, November 19, the temperature record of 42 years ago was broken in the city on the Neva River. Mikhail Leus, a leading specialist at the Phobos weather center, told the Petersburg Diary about this.

The new record is 10.9 degrees. This is 1.9 higher than the previous record in 1978.

As the forecaster notes, today the warm sector of the cyclonic vortex will be responsible for the weather, which will bring small rains with it, and the temperature will rise to record highs. Thermometers will show up to 12 degrees Celsius. Also on this day a strong wind will blow at a speed of up to 20 meters per second.