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Record high temperatures registered in Bulgaria
Last Updated(Beijing Time):2012-08-07 00:14

Historically high temperatures were recorded in 28 locations throughout Bulgaria on Monday, the country's National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology (NIMH) said.

At 3 p.m. local time (0200 GMT), the temperature in Ruse by the Danube River was 41 degrees Celsius. Pleven in northern Bulgaria recorded 40 degrees Celsius, followed by Sandanski in the southwest of the country at 39.6 degrees Celsius.

Meanwhile, temperatures in the capital Sofia also hit 34.6 degrees Celsius.

Temperatures were unusually high even in the mountains, NIMH said. At Botev peak, temperatures reached 17.5 degrees Celsius, 25.2 degrees Celsius at Murgash peak, and 26.5 degrees Celsius at Rozhen peak.

Record-high temperatures were reported also on the Black Sea coast in the towns of Ahtopol and Varna at 35 degree Celsius, and cape of Kaliakra at 32.8 degree Celsius.

Temperatures will remain high on Tuesday, after which they should return to what is considered normal for the season, NIMH said.

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