A “level three” heat alert will be in effect in Hungary from early Wednesday until Friday midnight, as maximum temperatures are expected to exceed 27 degrees on all three days, the national health and disaster management authorities have said.
The alert has been issued based on data available from national weather service OMSZ and the recommendations of the National Public Health Centre (NNK).
The heat alert comes with advice to drink plenty, avoid sun between 11am and 3pm and to protect skin.
Hungary also introduces heat ‘red code’
With average daily temperature exceeding 27 C, the Hungarian authorities have also introduced a “red code” which requires special measures for looking after the homeless and others suffering from the heat.
All social institutions are obliged to accommodate the homeless and anyone else suffering because of the heat, an official of the Ministry of Human Resources (EMMI) told a press briefing on Wednesday.
Members of the public are also asked to help by notifying the authorities if they spot a homeless person in distress on the street.
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