Yesterday, rainstorms caused disruptions in many parts of the Hungarian capital. Furthermore, it seems that the stormy, windy weather remains with us. That is bad news for those starting their holiday these days.
According to alon.hu, the Budapest Transport Centre (BKK) said on their Facebook page that in districts 2, 3, 11, 12, 22, as well as in districts 16, 17, and the downtown area, people should prepare for restrictions in transport because of yesterday’s storms.
They highlighted that many trees came down because of the strong wind. For example, that is why bus line number 222 circulates on an alternative route. The same applies to bus line number 124. The Hungarian meteorological service shared a video of how the supercell above Budapest was born. You can watch that below:
Budapest északi része az időközben böhöm szupercellává formálódott tömbből kapott rendesen… Kommentben küldjetek fotókat, videókat!#nemleszittsemmi #ezeknemtudnaksemmitPosted by Országos Meteorológiai Szolgálat on Friday, July 9, 2021
In the case of district 21, Csepel, buses and cars cannot circulate because of the never-before-seen amount of water that came down in just minutes on Friday afternoon. Nationwide, emergency management received 84 calls yesterday, most of them from Budapest and Komárom-Esztergom County. Dozens of chimneys and roofs were damaged.
Here is another video about yesterday’s supercell:
Regarding the expected weather for today, idokep.hu said that, despite short sunny periods, one should expect showers and rainstorms everywhere in the country. Moreover, there is a significant chance of stronger storms. The wind is expected to be strong only near rainstorms. Maximums will be around 27-32 degrees Celsius.