“According to the observations of the Central Geophysical Observatory named after Boris Sreznevsky, the average daily air temperature in Kyiv was +27.0 °C on June 23. The thermometer repeated the record temperature for that day in 1954,” the statement informed.
In addition, the maximum afternoon temperature in the capital rose to +33.7 °C, exceeding the previous record for this day in 1946 by 0.6 °C.
As it was reported earlier, on Thursday, June 24, thunderstorms are forecast in the western and southern regions. No precipitation is expected in Kyiv on this day. The temperature will be +32 ... + 34 °C in the daytime, and +20 ... + 22 °C at night.
Earlier, scientists stated that Ukraine was passing into the zone of ultra-high temperatures and extreme weather. In the next 30-40 years, Ukraine could face the threat of desertification of immense territory.