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Aug 12, 2019

Red warning issued for intense heat across Hungary

The National Meteorological Service (OMSZ) has issued red warnings for four of Hungary’s southern counties due to what it expects to be the hottest day of the year.

The National Meteorological Service (OMSZ) has issued red warnings for four of Hungary’s southern counties due to what it expects to be the hottest day of the year, with temperatures expected to peak at 39 Celsius (102.2 Fahrenheit).

“This is the first time in over a year and a half that we had to issue a red warning,” meteorologist András Mesterházy said in an OMSZ weather forecast video. “With the temperature expected to peak at 39 degrees, this could also be the hottest day of the year, exceeding the 37.5 degrees temperature measured on July 1st.”

Rmx.news points out that expect for mild breezes of 15-20 km/h there will be no wind to alleviate the heat either. Relative air humidity will also be in the 80s, further increasing perceived temperature.

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