Torrential rainfall in Moscow just shattered a 129-year-old record for the heaviest August downpours according to reports from the state weather service.  Residents pressed through flooded streets after more than 48 millimetres (1.9 inches) of rainfall hit the city, authorities said, nearly double the previous maximum recorded back in 1887.

Excerpt From France 24:
Torrential rains in Moscow on Monday beat a 129-year-old record for the heaviest August downpours, the state weather service said. Muscovites splashed through flooded streets after more than 48 millimetres (1.9 inches) of rainfall hit the city, authorities said, nearly double the previous maximum recorded back in 1887.