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Increasing Fruit Prices Adversely Affect Hungarians

Aug 4, 2020

A recent survey shows that half of the population in Hungary could afford to purchase less fruit this year than in the first half of 2019. There are several reasons: tis year was unfavorable for Hungarian fruit production in all respects, while the crisis situation caused by the coronavirus epidemic put the Hungarians in a […]

Woman Dies in Thunderstorm Flood in Hungary

Jun 14, 2020

A woman has died in a sudden flood caused by a thunderstorm in Tótvázsony, north of Lake Balaton in Western Hungary on Sunday afternoon. A spokeswoman for the Veszprém County Police Headquarters told the Hungarian news agency MTI that the 66-year-old woman and her husband wanted to clean the bridge pillar at the end of […]

| Balázs Mohai/MTI

Severe storms hit Hungary

Oct 30, 2017

Disaster management authorities were alerted 3,700 times over the week-end and Monday morning. A spokesman for the National Directorate General for Disaster Management says people were also injured as trees fell on two cars.

A man cooling himself at the fountain on Budapest's Margaret Island | Noémi Bruzák /MTI

Extreme heat in Hungary

Aug 3, 2017

The Hungarian Meteorological Service (OMSZ) has warned that daytime highs could be around (or above) 40 degrees Celsius for the rest of the week, especially on Friday. Accordingly, a heat alert has been declared for the entire country until August 4.

People enjoying the beach at Lake Lupa on the northern edge of Budapest | Tibor Illyés/MTI

Scorching heat hits Hungary

Jul 10, 2017

Temperature reached 35 degrees Celsius (95 degrees on the Fahrenheit scale) in Budapest this Monday afternoon, followed by a severe storm late at night. Southeast Hungary experienced even higher temperature: 38 degrees Celsius (101 degrees F).

In the fountain at Széll Kálmán square in Budapest | Balázs Mohai/MTI

Heat alert in Hungary

Jun 22, 2017

A second-degree heat alert has been issued for Hungary by Deputy State Secretary Tamás Szentes, who also acts as Chief Medical Officer.The waring is effective to midnight next Monday based on a forecast by the National Meteorological Service.


New cold record in Hungary

Jan 9, 2017

Minus 28.1 degrees Celsius (that is, minus 18.58 degrees Fahrenheit) was measured at dawn in the village of Tésa - a new cold record. The previous one, minus 26.5 degrees Celsius was measured 32 years ago in nearby Romhány.

Winter in Budapest - no snow

Year end brings winter weather to Hungary

Dec 30, 2015

Mild winter has ended in Hungary and temperatures have dropped by 8-10 degrees Celcius due to an anticyclone arriving to the Carpathian Basin from Scandinavia. As a result, the minimum temperature will be under freezing point for the new few weeks.

Snow at Hungary's highest peak

First snow of the season in Hungary

Nov 23, 2015

This past week-end saw the first snow of the season on higher-lying areas of Hungary as temperatures dropping following an unseasonable mild weather lasting for the past few weeks. However, the 5-10-centimeter snow is not suitable for skiing.

Tree damaged by storm in Budapest's City Park | Zoltán Balogh / MTI

Severe summer storm hits Budapest

Jul 9, 2015

One person died and 29 others were injured in the storms that hit Hungary on Wednesday, a spokesman for the disaster management authority was quoted by dailynewshungary as saying. The most harm was caused in Budapest hit by the storm in the afternoon.


Severe summer storm hits Budapest

Jun 9, 2015

A summer storm with torrential rain hit the Hungarian capital this Tuesday, flooding cellars, underpasses and low-lying streets. Firefighters were called to help in 230 different places nationwide (including 160 occasions in Budapest).

Blocked road between Gödöllõ and Mogyoród

Extreme weather in and around Budapest

Dec 2, 2014

Extreme weather causes difficulties in traffic and power supply in and around the Hungarian capital. Black ice and trees fallen on roads prevent traffic in the Buda Hills and the surrounding areas. The village of Nagykovácsi has been cut off.

There is 7 centimeters of snow around Hungary's highest peak

First snow in Hungary

Nov 25, 2014

This Tuesday saw the first snow fall of the winter season in Hungary. Not surprisingly, it fell on the country's highest point, Kékestetõ, which is just over a thousand meters high, and the surrounding Mátra mountain in northwestern Hungary.

An office building being covered with plastic foil in Cegléd

Nationwide storms end heatwave in Hungary

Jul 8, 2014

Severe storms were reported from all over Hungary on Tuesday, causing damages to several buildings and flooding the streets of some countryside towns. They ended a heatwave of several days with temperatures well over 30 degrees Celsius.

Some refreshment in Budapest's City Park to withstand the heat | Bea Kallos / MTI

Budapest heat record broken

Jun 10, 2014

The daily heat record for June 10 in Budapest was broken by more than two degrees Celsius this Tuesday as 36.3 degrees were measured in the northern part of the capital. According to the weather forecast, the heat is to decelerate on Thursday, the earliest.

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