Late Spring Snowfall in Siberia After Heatwave

By: RTV/Handout/CBS
By: RTV/Handout/CBS

Hot summer ended abruptly for the residents of the Siberian town of Nadym on Friday (June 14) as heavy snow blanketed the streets after days of hot tropical weather.

Shocked Russians took it to the social media websites to post videos and express their surprise, as just a day ago the temperatures reached +30 Celsius in Nadym.

People in Siberia are well used to living in snow, but not in June which usually offers some respite from cold winter months.

Nadym residents tweeted photos of themselves in shorts and sunglasses, which they donned preparing for a long hot summer, seating amid piles of snow. Snow continued to fall throughout the day covering streets, cars, parks and an airport with a thick layer.

"Summer is quite cold, but at least there's not too much snow", user andreypal13 said in his ironic Twitter message on Friday.


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