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Aug 14, 2019

Cold front brings relief to Hungarian heatwave

A cold front sweeping in from the West has brought much needed relief to Hungarians who over the past few days have endured record heat.

A cold front sweeping in from the West has brought much needed relief to Hungarians who over the past few days have endured record heat.

According to Rmx.news, temperatures dropped from as high as 38 degrees Celsius (100.4 Fahrenheit) on Monday to under 17 degrees (62.6) by Tuesday night, a whopping 21 degrees difference.

And the heat is expected to remain under a reasonable 30 degrees Celsius for at least the coming weekend, although August is traditionally the year’s hottest month in the country. Now Hungarians are wondering what weather they can expect on August 20th, the national day honoring the country’s founding king, St Stephen.

Besides wishing for snow on Christmas night, Hungarians’ second most important weather requirement is a clear and calm evening on August 20th, when Budapest has the year’s largest fireworks, usually watched by close to one million people.

Photo: Stratoscale