Hungarian wire service MTI reports that Dr. Zoltán Ónodi-Szűcs, State Secretary for Public Health, has issued a nationwide heat alert from Tuesday until Friday.
Heat alerts are issued when the median temperature is “27 degrees Celsius [80.6 degrees Fahrenheit] or above for at least three consecutive days.”
The Human Resources Ministry added that regional health services have been informed of the heat alert.
As the map above shows, today one county (Nógrád) is at the lower level heat alert, when “daily mean temperature can be expected above 25 °C (77 °F), while most of the country is at a level 2 alert, meaning that the average temperature will be higher than 27 °C, and two counties (Békés and Csongrád) are at level 3, the highest level of alert, with expected average temperatures above 29 °C (84.2 °F).
This is not the first such heat alert of 2017: just two weeks ago, the Public Health Secretariat issued a four-day heat alert for the whole of Hungary. On one of those days, temperatures reached as high as 37 °C (98.6 °F).
And this week, things are set to get even hotter, with high temperatures ranging from 38 to 40 °C (100.4 to 104 °F). You can view the week’s forecast in its entirety below:
Via MTI and met.hu
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