This is reported by TASS with reference to his post on Facebook.

“Today, June 19, the first summer record of maximum air temperature was recorded in St. Petersburg.

At 16:00, the thermometers in the northern capital rose to +29.9 ° C.

Thus, the previous achievement of this day, which lasted for 116 years, was exceeded by 0.1 ° C, ”he said.

Leus added that the exact value of the new record will become known after 21:00 Moscow time, when the corresponding thermometer readings are taken.

Leus previously stated that June 19 was the hottest day in Moscow since the beginning of summer.