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Russian Siberia in the grip of severe frosts

January 05, 2014, 16:30 UTC+3 KRASNOYARSK
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KRASNOYARSK, January 05, 16:26 /ITAR-TASS/. Abnormally warm temperatures in Russia’s Siberia were rashly ousted on Sunday by a severe cold spell with temperatures plummeting from minus 4 degrees Celsius to minus 25.

In the north of the region, they plummeted further, to minus 55 degrees Celsius, the Hydrometeorological Federal Sevice of Russia reports.

On Monday, the Tomsk region will be gripped in severe frosts with temperatures dropping to minus 42 degrees during the night. Temperatures will be as low as minus 52 on the Taymyr peninsula, minus 50 in the Turukhansk district and up to minus 55 in Evenkia, a vast Siberian region in the Krasnoyarsk Territory.

Temperatures will be some 8 to 12 degrees lower than average in the Novosibirsk, Tomsk and Altai regions as well as in the Altai Republic, getting down to minus 28 degrees.

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