PHOTOS, VIDEO: Half of Hungary covered by snow, here is what to expect at Easter
Photo: MTI/Attila Balázs
Hungary is not a big country, but yesterday it seceded into two parts considering weather and temperature. Winter has come back in April, which is not exceptional, but now it seems it will linger longer than expected and bring low temperatures. Thus, we should find our coats, scarves and hats again.
Snow arrived in Hungary
According to Blikk, on Thursday, the snow layer was 10 centimetres in many places in the country.
Here is where you can find snow in Hungary currently:
And that thickness may double in the next couple of days. The Hungarian Meteorological Services warns us to expect a lot of precipitation and a maximum temperature reaching only 10 degrees. The slow warmup will start only on Sunday, and when Hungarian men and boys begin the traditional sprinkling on Monday, they should expect sunshine for some hours and temperatures between 12-17 °C.
Időkép wrote that the temperature contrast between West and East Hungary was significant yesterday. In the West, it was 10-12 degrees, while in the East, it was 0-2. Not surprisingly, Northeast Hungary was covered by snow. Nyíregyháza, a city of almost 150 thousand inhabitants, saw more snow than during the winter. Here are some photos made in the Northeastern regions from Baktalórántháza, Tiszacsernyő, Záhony, and Sátoraljaújhely:
Időkép says that the snowfall will remain with us even during Good Friday. At night, the temperature decreased everywhere to below 0 degrees. In Zabar, thermometers measured -7.6 °C. Here is a map of what to expect today:
Happy Easter or happy Christmas
Index.hu writes that in some places in the Zempléni mountains, the thickness of the snow layer may exceed even 15 centimetres. The Hungarian Meteorological Services issued a warning for three counties because of heavy snowfall: Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg, Hajdú-Bihar, and Borsod, where 5-10 centimetres of snow will fall. In the Bükk and Mátra, the layer will “only” be 3-7 centimetres.