Hot Weather Delays Start of School Year in Central Armenia

YEREVAN (RFE/RL)–Unusually hot weather has led the Armenian education ministry to postpone by one week the start of classes in secondary schools of Yerevan in the country’s central provinces.

The average temperature in the areas involved has stood at around 40 degrees Celsius for several days running.

Weather forecasters say the heat is unprecedented for this time of the year and predict that temperature is unlikely to fall for at least one week.

The school year in Armenia traditionally begins on September 1–following a long summer recess.

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