Winter crops “not in a very good shape”
With temperatures running 7.2F to 10.8F (4C to 6C) below normal, abnormally low temperatures continue to hit Russia’s south.
The thermometer plunged to minus 13.6C in Makhachkala, the coldest since 1889, the Federal Hydrometeorological Center said.
Today’s temperatures of minus 19.1C in Volgograd and minus 16C in Vladikavkaz are the lowest for this date since 1993, while the minus 19.2C recorded in the Black-Earth Tambov region in central Russia matched a 1998 record, said the weather center on its website.
Winter crops are “not in a very good shape” in southern Russia, said Alexander Korbut, the Grain Union’s vice president.
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