24.hu reports that the National Weather Service has issued a second level storm alert on Friday afternoon for two western counties in Hungary. A second level alert means severe weather that could lead to damage or personal injury.
According to MTI, there could be more than 50 mm precipitation in Vas and Zala counties during the storm and downpour.
There is also a first level alert for two other counties: Győr-Moson-Sopron and Somogy. First level alerts mean that the weather is not unusual but could be potentially dangerous. They are warning of heavy rainfall and rainstorms in Győr-Moson-Sopron, Somogy, Vas and Zala counties.
On Friday there is a chance of rain in the western and southwestern parts of Transdanubia, as well as in the northeastern parts of the country. Thunderstorms and lightning will be even more frequent on Saturday, but you will be able to enjoy a bit of sunshine in Budapest before the cumulus clouds come in. Even with the clouds and rain, temperatures are expected to be between 13-20° Celsius early in the morning in the capital, 27-32° Celsius in the afternoon.
Heavy winds and rainfall will accompany these thunderstorms, some places may even experience a hailstorm. Everyone needs to be especially careful on Saturday as the hail might cause damage. We can expect hailstones to be about 2-3 cm in diameter. The wind will reach 45-80 km/h, but in some cases, it could even go above 80 km/h.
Next few days
Storms are expected to last until Tuesday. Heavy rain and gusty winds are forecast for the eastern, northeastern and south-southwestern regions on Sunday. On Monday you can expect rain and frequent storms east of the Danube. On Tuesday the heavy storms will be back, but temperatures will still peak at 27-32° Celsius. From Wednesday on, temperatures will fall a few degrees.
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