VIDEO: Moscow flooded, city streets in gridlock as torrential thunderstorms & winds hit Russia

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Moscow suffered unprecedented heatwave over the weekend with temperatures reaching 36°C (96°F). But in a dramatic flip of occasions, it was a unique story altogether Monday afternoon, with flash rains flooding the city and inflicting visitors gridlock.

One of the capital’s predominant thoroughfares, Vernadsky Avenue, was become a lake, and have become impassable by automobile.

One buying heart was become a waterfall. consumers had been drenched as rain cascaded by the ceiling.

Yasenevo Metro Station situated on the south of the city was compelled to shut as water poured down the steps, flooding the concourse.

Just exterior the city, heavy winds destroyed every thing in their path, even bringing down a crane at a building web site.

Lightning struck a transformer substation in a residential space of Shchelkovo – east of Moscow, inflicting a deafening bang and a fireplace.

Some of Moscow’s residents are seen in the video welcoming the rain as a possibility to go for a swim.

Photo: Screenshots from video

On Pravda Street, in the northern suburbs, heavy winds brought about the roof of a constructing to break down onto the road, with particles touchdown on vehicles.