Index.hu reports that during the following days, it is going to be warmer even at the North Pole than in Hungary. The Hungarian Meteorological Service announced first-degree warning in several counties due to the extreme cold.
According to the Hungarian Meteorological Service’s Facebook post, the temperature was above zero Celsius at Svalbard (1000 kilometres north from the northeast point of Norway) on Saturday. On the same day, the temperature reached minus 10 Celsius in Northern Hungary.
A special phenomenon
The reason for the brutally cold weather is that a particular atmospheric phenomenon will appear in the next few days. In Northeast Europe, a massive, high-pressure anticyclone will emerge that will change the airflow in most parts of the continent. Instead of the general westerly flow, the wind will blow from the East on the Southern border of the anticyclone. It will bring freezing wind to Hungary from Russia.
On the other hand, the mild subtropical weather on the Northwest will reach all the way to the North Pole from the anticyclone’s western side. It will cause a big anomaly in the area. This phenomenon is the reason for the weather being warmer at the North Pole than in Hungary.
As for the following days’ weather, there is going to be extremely cold. The temperature will probably stay below zero Celsius at least until Friday. However, the strong wind and the snow will make the weather feel even colder. The first-degree warning is in effect for the following counties: Győr-Moson-Sopron, Komárom-Esztergom, Nógrád, Vas, Veszprém, and Zala. The temperature may drop to minus 15 Celsius especially in Northern Hungary and the Transdanubian region, while there will be strong wind on the Great Plain. There will be 2 centimetres snow on average, but it can be even 3-4 centimetres in several places.
Featured image: MTI by Varga György