Today was the third day of a nationwide heat alert in Hungary, with average temperatures of 37 °C (98.6 °F) each day. However, the country has not yet seen the end of this heatwave.
Hungary’s national weather forecast service has warned that daytime highs would continue to reach around 34-38 degrees Celsius over the next few days.
The public health authority has issued a heat alert for the whole country until Friday midnight, and said that the highest temperatures are expected to be measured in the south and the south-east, as well as in the central parts of the country.
Night-time lows are expected to measure between 22- 28 degrees Celsius in the coming days
UPDATE: New Heat Records In Hungary
Hungary witnessed new heat records in Budapest and in the southeast on Thursday, the national weather service reported.
In the capital a record high daily temperature of 38.7 degrees Celsius was measured in the north. The last heat record of 37.8 degrees on this day was measured in 1948 on Budapest’s outskirts in the southwest. In the whole country a record 40.1 degrees was measured in Bekessamson near the eastern border which is 0.1 degrees higher than Jaszbereny’s 1927 record.
The extreme heat will continue to grip Hungary over the next couple of days with the mercury expected to push past 40 degrees Celsius. Temperatures are expected to drop slightly early next week, the weather service said.
via: hungarymatters.hu and MTI
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