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Hungary’s temperature rose to a record high on February 26. The mercury hit 22.4 C. in Kiskunfélegyháza, southern Hungary, on Friday, the national weather service said on its Facebook page.

The previous record of 20.7 was measured in Baja-Csavoly in southern Hungary in 2008.

A record of 20 degrees was measured in Budapest’s fourth district, replacing the Budapest record of 18.9 degrees registered in the 11th district, the weather service said.

The temperatures are equivalent to average end-of-May temperatures, OMSZ said.

Coldest Weather Ever Reported in Hungary on Saturday
Coldest Weather Ever Reported in Hungary on Saturday

Record breaking cold weather hit Hungary on Saturday. Met News reported on their Facebook page that the Bükk Plateau reached a temperature of negative 35.5 degrees Celsius. Hungary’s former record for the coldest temperature in the country was negative 35 degrees, recorded in Miskolc-Görömbölytapolca on February 16, 1940. The meteorological news portal’s announcement clarifies that […]Continue reading

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