Russia's second city saw one hour of sun in December

23rd January 2015, Comments 0 comments

Residents of Saint-Petersburg endured dreary weather conditions in December, with Russia's second largest city seeing only one hour of sunshine, meteorologists said Friday.

"The sun only shone for one hour total over the month of December," said Alexander Kolesov of the meteorological centre in Saint-Petersburg, the home city of Russia's President Vladimir Putin.

"It shone for 15 to 20 minutes on the 2nd, the 10th and the 24th of December," he added. Last time there was so little sun in one month was in 2008, he said.

January has been slightly brighter for residents of Russia's former imperial capital. There have been three hours of sunlight already since the beginning of the month, he said.

© 2015 AFP

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