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Moscow Set for Warm Weather on Victory Day

This year's Victory Day celebrations in the Russian capital are likely to feature blue skies, with forecasters predicting warm temperatures and little chance of rain.

Temperatures could reach up to 22 degrees Celsius on Friday, a spokesperson for the Moscow weather bureau said, Interfax reported Tuesday.

The likelihood of rain is also small, with short scattered showers offering the only threat of precipitation, the employee said.

The positive weather forecast brings an end to days of grey weather, that saw Moscow receive the most rainfall in 128 years on Monday, weather website Meteonovosti reported.

On May 5, the capital recorded 17 millimeters of rain, breaking the 1886 record of 16 millimeters, Meteonovosti said.

Should nature need a hand on Victory Day however, a Defense Ministry spokesman said last week cloud-seeding techniques were on standby to engineer clear skies.

See also:
May Downpour Could Bring 60% of Monthly Rainfall to Moscow

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