We have just written a snippet about the weather going crazy on New Year’s Eve and breaking century-old records around the country, especially in western Hungary, but it seems that the weather continues to surprise us and the record-breaking continues in 2022 as well.
Időkép, a weather forecasting website wrote that the previous record set in 1921 in Budapest, the Hungarian capital have been already broken before noon on January 1st, 2022.
It is almost as if spring had arrived to Hungary a few months early. Even though Hungary had a mild winter in 2021, and white Christmas only came to a few places, it is still shocking that meteorological stations have recorded over 17 °C on New Year’s Day in the country.
The Hungarian Meteorological Service have posted on their Facebook page that the previous all-time high on January 1st was broken by over 2 °C.
Previously, the all-time high was held by Sopron with 15.3 °C recorded in 1921, while the current highest was recorded in Főnyed with 17.5 °C.
Budapest’s record was also broken. In 1921, they recorded 13 °C on the top of Gellért Hill. Yesterday, the temperature was 14.4 °C at Lágymányos, but Ferihegy (in the area of Budapest Airport) and Újpest was only lagging behind by 0.2 °C.
The Hungarian Meteorological Service also highlighted, that 50 of their weather stations have recorded higher temperatures than a 101 years ago.
Source: 24.hu, idokep.hu, met.hu