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Between 14 March and 15 March, due to the commemorations organised for the anniversary of Hungary’s 1848 Revolution in different districts of Budapest, the Budapest Metropolitan Police informs locals that temporary traffic restrictions can be anticipated in the capital. Here is some practical information about 15 March focusing on districts affected by restrictions and the weather expected on this day.

Traffic closures and restrictions

As Police.hu declares, traffic restrictions can be expected on 15 March, and parking is forbidden in a number of streets in the capital from Tuesday until Friday evening.

1. Parking restrictions

Parking is forbidden in the following streets in the 5th district from 14 March 8 p.m. to 15 March 8 p.m.:

  • in Alkotmány Street from Kossuth Square to Bajcsy-Zsilinszky Street
  • in Balassi Bálint Street between Kossuth Square and Balaton Street
  • on Széchenyi quay between Markó Street and Kossuth Square

As Marcius15.kormany.hu reports, on Kossuth Square, the hoisting of the national flag starts at 9 a.m. on 15 March in which János Áder, President of the Republic of Hungary, also participates. Then, at 2 p.m., Prime Minister Viktor Orbán is going to give a speech.

Meanwhile, family programmes welcome visitors to the castle district where traditional Hungarian specialities can be tried. However, among others, the Museum of Military History and the National Archives of Hungary also organise programmes for the visitors. On 16 March, the Holy Crown of Hungary can be visited in the Parliament.

Parking restrictions are in force in the 8th and 9th districts from 14 March 10 a.m. until 15 March 6 p.m. in the following streets:

  • on Museum Boulevard where diverse programmes welcome the visitors in the Hungarian National Museum from 10 a.m.
  • in Puskin Street
  • in Bródy Sándor Street
  • in Treffort Street
  • in Pollack Mihály Square
  • in Ötpacsirta Street and Reviczky Street

2. Total closures to transport

On 15 March, the Buda Castle district is closed to transportation due to the programmes taking place there. Closure can be also expected on Museum Boulevard between Kálvin Square and Astoria from 4 a.m. to 3 p.m. on 15 March. Between 6 a.m. and 3 p.m., Szentkirályi Street, along with Puskin Street, Museum Street, and Bródy Street are also closed to transportation.

3. Periodic and temporary closures

Kossuth Square, Alkotmány Street, Bajcsy-Zsiliszky Street, Károly Boulevard, Astoria and National Museum route is going to be closed to the traffic between 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. on 15 March while traffic closure affects the National Museum, Astoria, Kossuth Lajos Street, Szabad Sajtó Street, 15 March Square, Jane Haining quay, Széchenyi István Square, the Chain Bridge, Clark Ádám Square, Hunyadi János Street and the Dísz Square route from 11:30 a.m. to 12 a.m. on 15 March.

The Budapest Metropolitan Police calls for the attention of people to ride more carefully in the affected areas.

On this map, you can check out the districts and streets involved in traffic closures.

blue – it is prohibited to park

orange – periodically and temporarily closed

red – closed

Weather forecast

Due to a cold front reaching Hungary on Tuesday, showers and rainstorms can be expected in the south-west of Hungary and in Tiszántúl. Due to the arriving front, the north-west wind is going to be dominant, but the average temperature is anticipated to be between 13-17 ℃ based on the weather forecast of Idokep.hu.

On 14 March, besides some sunny periods, clouds are expected to appear on the sky. Showers might occur in Transdanubia and in the northeastern region while bigger rainstorms can affect the southwest parts of Hungary. The temperature is going to be between 9-15 ℃.

On 15 March, more parts of Hungary are going be affected by rainstorms, and with the exception of the northeastern region heavy wind might also accompany the rain. The average temperature is going to be between 2-11 ℃ in Budapest. Therefore, dress in layers and do not forget to take an umbrella with you if you plan to participate in national commemorations! 

Unfortunately, at the weekend, the windy and rainy trend continues. By Sunday, the temperature can drastically drop to -2-4 ℃ that is caused by a Mediterranean cyclone.

All in all, get ready for some changes expected from the middle of this week and have a nice long weekend! 🙂

Featured image: facebook/Énekeld a Himnuszt

Source: police.hu; marcius15.kormany.hu; idokep.hu

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