The national and Budapest daily heat record was broken on New Year’s Day, the National Meteorological Service said in a post published on its community page. As they write,
a 101-year record was broken on the shores of Lake Neusiedl.
On the last day of last year, unusually light air flowed over most of the country, with the exception of the northeastern counties and the shores of Lake Balaton, which peaked between 10 and 18 degrees. Based on the preliminary data, the national daily heat record was broken by 18 degrees in Fertőrákos.
The previous peak was 16.5 degrees, which was measured in 1920 in Sopron.
Interestingly, a higher value was measured at nearly 10 measuring stations compared to the old peak.
As the preliminary data show, the daily record in Budapest is a thing of the past. In 2002, on that day, it was 14 degrees in the capital, but now the temperature in Pestszentlőrinc has risen to 15.4 degrees, according to the registration.
According to the forecast of the National Meteorological Service, a similar heat is expected on the first day of the year, so another heat record may break.
(Cover image: The shore of Lake Neusiedl near Fertőrákos on April 1, 2015. Photo: Péter Nyikos / MTI)