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Deep freeze – St. Petersburg breaks daily temperature record set in 1893, Russia


With the temperature dropping to -20.9 C (-5.8 F) on Sunday, December 5, 2021, the Russian city of St. Petersburg has broken its daily record set 128 years ago – in 1893.

"Today, St. Petersburg set a new daily cold weather record. Temperatures in the Northern Capital fell to -20.9 °C, which is 0.4 °C lower than on the same day back in 1893," Leading Expert at the Fobos weather center Mikhail Leus said.1

Leus added that St. Petersburg had broken cold weather records twice in the 21st century – on July 14, 2015, and January 3, 2002.

Temperatures in the city on December 6 are expected to range from -16 to – 18 °C (3.2 to -0.4 °F) and from -15 to -20 °C (-5 to -4 °F) in the Leningrad region. This is 16 to 17 °C (28 – 30.6 °F) below normal.


1 Deep freeze breaks 1893 record in St. Petersburg as temperature drops to 21 below zero – TASS

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