Moscow was deluged in an unprecedented mid-August downpour on Monday morning with the city witnessing 48 millimeters of rainfall, beating the previous record of 25.2 millimeters set almost 130 years ago, the Hydrometeorological Centre of Russia reported.
The region around Moscow is also suffering from huge amounts of rainfall. According to the national meteorological service, 73 millimeters were registered in a period from Sunday evening till Monday morning, which is close to the monthly norm.
It is expected that the rain in Moscow will stop late on Monday night, the chief specialist at the Hydrometeorological Center of Russia told RIA Novosti. However, it will continue to rain throughout the week.