Average temperatures in Hungary have risen by more than 1 degree Celsius and in Budapest by more than 1.5 C. since 1901, according to a study on climate change released by the Central Statistical Office (KSH) on Monday.
The study attributed Budapest’s higher average temperature rise to the so-called urban heat island (UHI) effect. The main cause of the UHI effect is that man-made surfaces absorb more heat than natural ones. Economic activities also contribute to it, the study added.
According to the data, the average surface temperature in Europe last year was 2.1 C. higher than the average temperature in the second half of the 19th century.
As we wrote before, heat alarms are becoming more frequent in Hungary, and as long-term weather forecasts predict, there will be a 1-2°C degree rise in the temperature each year and the number of extremely hot days will grow with 12. Read more HERE.
Weather forecast for today
Sunny and hot with scattered evening showers. Northerly, north-westerly winds to pick up in places.
Lows: 18, 24 C.
Highs: 25, 35 C.