Log in
Please enter your login details

Skip to main content

Breaking News
  • A Polish court has adjourned the hearing in the case requesting the extradition of filmaker Roman Polanski
  • Bomb explodes at a Shite Houthi mosque injuring 13 people – The Islamic State has claimed responsibility (Reuters)
  • A suicide bomber has exploded a device in a mosque in Saudia Arabia killing and wounding several people – Reuters
  • Rafa Nadal, nine-time winner of the French Open, is seeded No6 could meet Novak Djokovic in the semi final this year
Facebook Twitter Google+ Reddit

Muscovites are searching for any way possible to cool down, as their city swelters in the grip of a heatwave.

The mercury has topped 30 degrees Celsius for most of the week. Friday’s temperature was a record 33.1 degrees.

Russian weather forecasters say, not since 1981, has it been this hot for this long in June.

And it’s not just the people who are struggling in the scorching conditions. One driver said if he doesn’t prop open the hood of his car, the engine overheats and it breaks down.

City Hall is sending out trucks to water the streets. The heat is melting the tarmac in some places and people’s shoes are getting stuck.

There is some relief expected by late Sunday night.

An approaching weather front should bring rain showers and cooler conditions to the sizzling Russian capital.

More about: