Moscow, July 29 (Xinhua) -- Moscow marked a record 37.7 degrees Celsius on Thursday, making the day the hottest in the city in the past 130 years.
|The Kremlin is pictured in Russian capital Moscow July 27, 2010. Moscow was covered |
in smog from forest and peat fires triggered by abnormal high temperatures. (
The bureau said that in some districts of Moscow, the temperature reached as high as 39 degrees Celsius.
Central Russia has been scorched by an ongoing heat wave since mid-June with media reporting temperature records being set almost daily.
July has already been tagged as the hottest month in the history of weather observations in Russia.