Temperatures in Hungary are expected to rise up to 37 degrees Celsius by the weekend and early next week as a result of a wave of hot air drifting above the country, a report issued by the meteorological website Idokep.hu reveals. The temperature of Lake Balaton, now at 22 °C, could rise as high as 25-26 °C by the end of the week.
The country’s inhabitants and visitors will be able to enjoy close to uninterrupted sunshine from Friday onwards, accompanied by rising temperatures, which are expected to reach 28-32 °C on Friday, 30-34 °C on Saturday and 32-36 °C in the hottest hours of Sunday. Temperatures of 36-37 °C will be common across the country early next week, with even early mornings bringing increasingly hot weather.
Experts warn that during this period of extreme heat, UV rays will be extraordinarily strong between 11 am and 15 am. Exposure to direct sunlight in this period is not advised and it is recommended to use high-factor sun cream against skin irritations, the website warns, reccommending the use of sunglasses and sun hats. It is also important to pay attention to the consumption of sufficient amounts of drinking water instead of soft drinks and alcoholic beverages. Heavy, greasy dishes are also to be avoided, the site writes.
While the heat wave also pressures the healthy human body, those with heart disease or circulational problems, the elderly and small children are especially at risk. The extreme heat is expected to last at least until the middle of next week, and authorities are likely to issue an official heat warning during the weekend.
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