5 Mar 2020 13:50

Temperature record from 1925 beaten in Crimea as temperatures rise to 27 degrees Celsius

SIMFEROPOL. March 5 (Interfax) - Temperatures rose to 27 degrees Celsius in Simferopol this week, setting a new record, head of the Crimean hydro-meteorological center Tatyana Lubetskaya told Interfax on Thursday.

"According to the Simferopol weather station, outdoor temperatures reached an all-time daily high of 27.4 degrees Celsius on March 4, 2020," Lubetskaya said.

The previous record was set 95 years ago, on March 4, 1925, when temperatures climbed to 21.3 degrees Celsius. The all-time lowest temperature, -18 degrees Celsius, was recorded on March 4, 1929, she said.

According to the hydro-meteorological center's website, average temperatures in Simferopol in March are 3-6 degrees Celsius. The city's all-time high was 30 degrees Celsius, and its all-time low for this month was -27 degrees. This year, average temperatures on the peninsula are expected to be two degrees above average.