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Cold front brings freak weather across Ural and eastern Siberia

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Abnormal summer snowstorm hit Russia's Ural region on July 12, 2014. Snow fell in cities of Chelyabinsk and Sverdlovsk, located in Russia's eastern Ural region, in the middle of summer; sudden temperature drop from over 20 degrees Celsius to almost zero and strong winds produced snowdrifts along the roads. Summer time in this region is similar to Mediterranean and snowstorm in the middle of July is extremely rare.

Dramatic video emerged on Youtube, showing the hailstorm surprised beach goers on the banks of the Ob River in Novosibirsk:

Eastern Siberian city of Novosibirsk experienced temperatures as hot as 37 degrees Celsius just before an unusual hailstorm hit the region. The arrival of a cold front was accompanied by stormy weather with stormy gusts and hail which have reached maximum grain size of tennis balls. 17 people sought medical attention in hospital due to injuries suffered during the storm. Hail caused huge damage to agricultural crops and cars. Strong winds knocked down several trees and heavy rains flooded streets and parking areas. The local emergencies service issued a storm warning, advising residents to refrain from car driving.

In the meantime, western Siberia is fighting catastrophic floods. Thousands of people were hit in the Altai, Khakassia and Tuva regions.

Featured image: Youtube screen shot (Credit: Lilya Goppe)

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