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This could be the warmest St. Nicholas Day in Belgrade: Temperature was 17 degrees at noon

Historically on this day we much more often had real winter and snow

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St. Nicholas (Sveti Nikola, a widely-celebrated Serbian patron saint feast, slava) half-emptied the streets of Belgrade, but also brought with it some very strange weather.

According to the latest available data from the Republic Hydrometeorological Service (RHMZ), the temperature at noon was spring-like: 17 degrees centigrade, which made Belgrade by far the warmest city in Serbia.

This will definitely be a December 19th that's among the warmest in the history of the capital, with the absolute record so far happening in 1989 when the daily high was 20.1 degrees centigrade.

However, historically on this day we much more often had real winter and snow. Meteorological records show the temperature dropping to a record minus 14.1 degrees on December 19, 1927.

This past November was the second warmest in the history of the capital, with highest temperatures since 1926. The daily average this year was 12.4 degrees.

(Telegraf.rs/Blic)

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