Siberia hits staggering 41C sparking wildfires as notoriously freezing region records hottest spring on record
SIBERIA has been hit by a 41C heatwave with locals saying the vast Russian region skipped Spring and went straight from winter into summer.
Temperatures soared in the foothills of the Altai Mountain foothills shattering May weather records and sparking shocking wildfires.
To keep cool during the unseasonal scorcher locals have been hitting lakeside beaches in a region more famous as the coldest inhabited place on the planet.
Areas in western Siberia have reported temperatures of 25C to 35C – far hotter than typical for the time of year.
In one of many freak weather consequences, ice at Arctic port of Dudinka on the Yenisei River melted a full month before its usual time of early June.
To the south in Kransoyarsk ticks are swarming some 200 times more than normal, carrying the threat of encephalitis and Lyme disease.
2019: Siberia is Burning
I predicted this last year with forrest burning. I wrote: ‘We haven’t seen nothing yet’.
I got a mail….
Hello Zoaren, It’s warmer here than in Spain. Are you coming? I miss you, sooo much. We can lie in the sun all day, and I have plenty of vodka. When the evening sets, we can cuddle by the fire… You can stay as long as you like. I will mail you the ticket for tomorrow. As you can see, it’s only one way. Love and kisses, Ludmilja
Hello, you naughty Siberian tundra mouse. I have to say this week is not good. I have to do the laundry and clean the house. Also, I have to run some errands and go to the library and such. So I will take a rain check…Soren
(Can’t come running every time – just saying…)