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Moscow heat beats 1969 record, says local weather service

The previous record registered on August 26, 1969, was of 28.9 degrees

MOSCOW, August 26. /TASS/. Air temperatures in Moscow reached 30.3 Celsius on Friday, beating a record from 53 years ago, Alexander Sinenkov, a leading expert at the Phobos weather service, told TASS.

"According to data for the past 11 hours, the temperatures hit 30.3 degrees Celsius, a new record," he said.

According to Sinenkov, the previous record of 28.9 degrees Celsius was registered on August 26, 1969.