Estonia Sets New Heat Record for 2011
1 July (BNS)
A new heat record for Estonia for the summer of 2011 was recorded on Friday at 31.7 degrees Celsius, measured at the weather station of Narva-Jõesuu in the country's northeast.
The previous record for this summer dates from 7 June, when an air temperature of 31 degrees was recorded at the weather station of Pakri on the north-western coast.
On Friday an air temperature of over 30 degrees was also recorded in the port town of Kunda on the north coast -- 30.1 degrees. Air temperatures in Estonia are also forecast to climb above 30 degrees Celsius on Saturday. Starting from Sunday, relatively cooler weather is expected to set in, with day temperatures of up to 25 degrees.
The absolute heat record for Estonia is 35.6 degrees measured in the southern town of Võru on 11 August 1992.
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