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In Photos: Muscovites Grapple With Summer Heat Wave

Extreme heat has engulfed Moscow in recent days, with thermometers hitting 30 degrees Сelsius mark for the first time this year on Sunday.

Though August 6 was the hottest day of the year so far, it wasn’t close to the record of 37.3 С measured on the same day in 2010, the weather portal Gismeteo said.

Meteorologists also observed a “tropical night” in Moscow on Monday, meaning the air temperature stayed above 20 C all night. This was the second "tropical" night of the summer after July 7, weather forecaster Mikhail Leus said on the Telegram messaging app.

Here's a look at scenes from the city amid the heat wave: