April this year was the coldest this century, and it was the 15th coldest since 1901, Hungary’s weather service said on Sunday.
The month was 2.9 C. cooler than the average of 11.4 C. recorded between 1991 and 2020, the service said on its website and on Instagram.
April was especially capricious this year, witnessing snow and even snowdrifts.
Several other records were also broken during the month, with 80.7mm of rain drenching Tokaj, in eastern Hungary, on the first day of the month, while in Budapest, the record for the hottest day (26.1 C.) was broken on the same day.
On April 15, the coldest day, the mercury did not get above -0.6 C. in Kekesteto in the north of the country.
Featured photo illustration by György Varga/MTI