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Five tornadoes at once hit Russia’s south

Published time: October 07, 2010 20:39
Edited time: October 07, 2010 20:39
Multiple tornadoes near the Novorossiysk shore

Multiple tornadoes near the Novorossiysk shore

No less then five tornadoes have sprung up just a kilometer out at sea from the port town of Novorossiysk.

The five huge columns of water emerged from a black storm cloud in the region.

Police evacuated locals from the shore as a precaution, but luckily the tornadoes missed the town. No buildings were damaged and nobody was injured.

Weather forecasters say an abrupt change in temperature caused the tornadoes. They predict more storms over the European part of Russia.

Meanwhile, a sudden cold snap has put an end to the record heat wave in Moscow – for the first time in two months, the temperatures are below the average.

The cold front that suddenly hit western Russia is shocking people no less than the recent heat wave: within two days, the temperatures dropped from the upper 20s to 9 degrees Celsius.

Over the summer Russia broke at least 22 heat records. The abnormal heat raised the mortality rates, fueled deadly forest fires and caused terrible smog.

Ecologists say that such weather conditions are not to be expected within the next 5,000 years.

Meteorologists assured Muscovites that the normal temperatures for this time of the year will return over the weekend.