Several days of temperatures in the 90s F (32-37 C) brought people from Novosibirsk and nearby areas to waterways, such as the Ob River.
The normal high in the middle of the July is around 78 F (26 C) in Novosibirsk.
People enjoying a day along the Ob River were sent running for cover on Saturday as a cold front sparked severe thunderstorms near the city of Novosibirsk.
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As temperatures reached 98 F (37 C) on Saturday afternoon, a powerful thunderstorm unleashed heavy rain, damaging winds and large hail on beachgoers along the Ob River.
The storm was sparked by a powerful cold front that ushered more seasonable air into the region on Sunday. Following the recent heat, temperatures only climbed to near 80 F (27 C) on Sunday while Monday featured temperatures struggling to reach 70 F (21 C).
Temperatures will remain cool the next several days with highs only reaching 18 C (64 F) on Wednesday with the threat for showers and perhaps a thunderstorm throughout the day.
Another round of unseasonable heat is expected across the region early next week.
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