February 4 was the hottest on record in Hungary, according to the National Meteorological Service (OMSZ).
The mercury hit 18.1 C. in the town of Letenye, in western Hungary, on Thursday, OMSZ said on Facebook. The highest temperature ever recorded in Hungary on February 4, before yesterday, had been 17.6 C. in Szentgotthárd, in the west, in 2004.
Daytime average highs reached 14 C. around the country, OMSZ added.
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