Azerbaijan, Baku, Aug. 10 / Trend E.Ismayilov /
Recent forest fires and severe smog in Russia will not affect the weather in Azerbaijan, Chief Hydrologist at the Azerbaijani Ecology and Natural Resources Ministry's National Hydrometeorological Department Asif Verdiyev told Trend today.
"The smog will not penetrate Azerbaijan," he said.
Abnormally hot weather has persisted for one month in Russia. Smoke from forest fires has engulfed Moscow, resulting in poor visibility.
Forest and peat fires can be seen in Moscow, on the Volga, and in the Far East.
Nizhny Novgorod and Voronezh have been most affected by the fires.