Heavy rains are expected over the weekend – even festive events could be washed away by the weather.
The drought will finally end with several days of rain – however, this might mean that the 20 August celebrations are in danger in several places. The heatwave will end everywhere by Sunday, with highs in the 30s degrees C in some places and near 20 degrees C in wet areas. On Saturday, there is a good chance of thunderstorms in the evening hours in Hungary, szeretlekmagyarorszag.hu reports.
The weekend is less favourable for festivities, but more favourable for easing the drought, according to Időkép. An undulating cold front will destabilise the atmosphere, while the earlier heat will provide enough energy for thunderstorms to develop. What is also good news is that summer is unlikely to bring any more heatwaves.
On Friday, a cold front will increase cloudiness in the west, in the Transdanubian region and in the central parts of the country, and in the afternoon and evening hours, showers may develop in several places, with occasional severe thunderstorms. South-southeasterly winds will be strong in several places. High temperatures will be between 33 and 41 degrees, but after showers and thunderstorms, the air may cool down suddenly by several degrees.
On Saturday, clouds will often increase and intermittent showers and thunderstorms are expected in several areas, as well as severe thunderstorms with downpours, hail and gusty winds. Strong winds can be expected from the north-northwest in many areas. Highs will be between 26 and 36 degrees Celsius, with the warmest in the northeast.
On Sunday, there will be lots of clouds in the sky, and rain, showers, thunderstorms and occasional downpours are expected in many places. The wind from the north will be strong and brisk in most parts of the country, with gusty winds in the Transdanubian region. Temperatures are expected to be between 21 and 31 degrees Celsius during the day, with the warmest in the northeast and east.
On Monday and Tuesday, there will still be a chance of intermittent rain, showers and thunderstorms. On Monday, strong, sometimes gusty winds from the north, on Tuesday, only in the west and northwest. Highs will be between 20 and 32 degrees Celsius on Monday and between 24 and 31 degrees Celsius on Tuesday, with lower highs in the rainier areas.
Source: szeretlekmagyarország.hu, időkép.hu, MTI