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Deep freeze breaks 1893 record, St. Petersburg temperature drops to -21C

Christian Fernsby |
Cold weather in the Russian city of St. Petersburg has broken a daily record set 128 years ago as temperature dropped to about minus 21 degrees Celsius, Leading Expert at the Fobos weather center Mikhail Leus wrote on Facebook.

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"St. Petersburg set a new daily cold weather record. Temperatures in the Northern Capital fell to minus 20.9 degrees," he pointed out.

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

On Monday, temperatures will range from minus 16 to minus 18 degrees Celsius in St. Petersburg and between minus 15 and minus 20 degrees Celsius in the Leningrad region.

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