Almost half of the average rainfall is missing this year. Hungary has had its driest seven months since 1901. The drought situation is so severe that it is now visible from space.
The Időkép Facebook page has shared a photo that shows the severity of the situation. Between 10 August 2021 and 10 August 2022, Hungary turned completely yellow. Ten out of Hungary’s 12 water boards had to be put on water emergency alert.
The drought has caused record low water levels in many rivers and lakes. Agriculture is also suffering from the drought. Grassland is burning out and crop yields are low. There are more and more destructive fires.