The national and Budapest daily heat record was broken on New Year’s Day, the National Meteorological Service said on its Facebook page. According to the report, a 101-year record was broken on the shores of Lake Neusiedl.
It is written that on the last day of the year, unusually light air flowed over most of the country, so the peaks ranged from 10 to 18 degrees, with the exception of the northeastern counties and the shores of Lake Balaton. Based on the preliminary data, the national daily heat record was broken by 18.0 degrees in Fertőrákos. The previous peak was 16.5 degrees (Sopron, 1920). Interestingly, compared to the old peak, we measured higher values at nearly ten of our measuring stations.
In addition, the Budapest daily record is a thing of the past, also based on preliminary data. In 2002, on this day, it was 14 degrees in the capital, but now the temperature in Pestszentlőrinc has risen to 15.4 degrees.
Even if it is not so much, it will be almost as light on the first day of the new year, so the records of that day (national: 15.3 degrees Sopron, 1921 and Budapest: 13.0 degrees, 1921) can be broken.