Watch Moscow bears play in cool pools as heat bakes the city

Moscow zoo residents, a panda and a polar bear enjoyed a hot summer day swimming in cool water pools on Monday (July 12) as temperatures in the capital hit 31C (87,8 degrees Fahrenheit).

The capital's daytime temperatures are forecast at 30-35 degrees Celsius in the coming days and could break record highs on three days this week that have stood since 1936, 1951 and 2010, the RIA news agency reported.

Last month the air temperature in Moscow reached 34.8C (94.64 degrees Fahrenheit), the hottest recorded in the month of June in 142 years of monitoring, the city's weather authorities were cited by Interfax news agency as saying.

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Source(s): Reuters

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