July 23 was the hottest on record in Hungary, according to the National Meteorological Service (OMSZ).
The mercury hit 41.5 C. in both Kiskunfélegyháza and Hódmezővásárhely, in southern Hungary, on Saturday, OMSZ said on Facebook. The highest temperature ever recorded in Hungary on July 23, before today, had been 39 C. in Bekessamson, in the south, and Felcsut, in the north.
Hungary’s all-time heat record of 41.9 C. was recorded on July 20, 2007 in Kiskunhalas, in the south.
A heat alert originally issued by the chief medical officer from Wednesday until Saturday midnight has been extended until midnight on Tuesday.
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