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Strong Wind Makes Lake Balaton Tilt – PHOTOS!

Hungary Today 2021.10.22.

The stormy wind with a speed of 90 kilometers per hour made Lake Balaton tilt from east to west. The difference between the water levels at Keszthely in the west and Balatonfűzfő in the east reached as much as 76 cm.

This article was originally posted on our sister-site, Ungarn Heute. Translation by Júlia Tar

A cold front is approaching Hungary and the stormy wind has already reached the western part of the country. Its speed was more than 90 kilometers per hour, having enough power to tilt the water of Lake Balaton. While the water level at 7:15 a.m. was still 62 cm at Keszthely in the west, it dropped to 47 cm by the afternoon. At Balatonaliga in the east, however, it rose from 99 to 116 cm at the same time. A similar trend was also observed at Balatonfűzfő in the northeast, with the water level rising by 20 cm between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m.

Photo by György Varga/MTI

Photo by György Varga/MTI

Photo by György Varga/MTI

Source: HVG

Featured image: Lake Balaton’s ​bed is seen at the Balatonfenyves beach on October 21, 2021. The strong south-westerly winds have pushed the waters of Lake Balaton out of their beds. Photo by György Varga/MTI