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Moscow Temperature to Hit Record High and Then Fall to Minus 6

Moscow's temperature will take the city on a roller-coaster ride this week, hitting its seventh record high of the month on Tuesday before diving below freezing by Wednesday night, weather forecasters said.

The city temperature was expected to reach a high of 17 degrees Celsius on Tuesday, passing the previous record of 14.3 C set on March 25, 2008, the Moscow weather bureau said, Interfax reported.

Since the beginning of the month, the temperature has hit record highs on six days — March 8, 9, 10, 22, 23 and 24. On Monday, the temperature reached 18.8 C in parts of the city.

But don't hang up your coats quite yet. The weather will cool down from Wednesday, dropping below zero on Wednesday night and then falling to minus 6 C on Thursday night, the weather bureau said.

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