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Temperature in St. Petersburg drop to -25.3 degrees

 Temperature in St. Petersburg, Russia’s second largest city, dropped to -25.3 degrees Celsius on Thursday, a frost that the city has not seen in 74 years, the city’s chief weather forecaster Alexander Kolesov revealed on his Telegram channel.

According to the forecaster, the previous record had stood since Jan. 4, 1950, when the temperature in Leningrad fell to -25.1 degrees Celsius.

Kolesov noted that on Thursday, the temperature across St. Petersburg was -25 degrees Celsius, with the temperature fell to -28 degrees Celsius in the southern and eastern neighborhoods of the city. In the northeastern part of the Leningrad Oblast, it reached -36 degrees Celsius.

Famagusta Gazette