The temperature on January 8 fell to an all-time record low for this date at -28.1 C measured in the village of Tésa in northern Hungary, the National Meteorological Service said in a statement on Sunday.
The previous record for this date was -26.5 C measured in Romhány, also in northern Hungary, in 1985, the statement added.
The record was also broken for Budapest early on Sunday with the mercury falling to -18.6 degrees in Ferihegy. The previous record, also measured in Ferihegy, was -18.5 C in 1985.
The average lowest temperature on this date was -4.2 C, as against -16.8 C this year.
Clear skies with some clouds in the west, overcast in other areas. Light snow, mostly in northern areas later in the day. Northerly winds to calm down in the afternoon.
Lows: Generally -8, -15 C, colder in the east and in central areas.
Highs: -9, -4 C in the east, -4, -1 in the west.
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