The year is 2021, and climate change is getting worse every year. Because of this, it is more and more questionable whether we can look forward to snow at Christmas or not.
This year, however, we have great news for those living in certain parts of Hungary. The northern and northeastern counties can expect snowfall in the coming days. In other counties, sleet can be expected instead of snow.
On Friday, in the northern and northeastern counties, snowfall may gradually turn into sleet and then rain.
The Hungarian Public Road Nonprofit Zrt. will carry out the necessary snow clearing and de-icing work in areas affected by the snowfall during Christmas. They will do so in 12-hour shifts, from 0 to 24, and will also provide preventive de-icing where possible. However, it is always advised to get information about current road and traffic conditions before travelling. This is now especially important in the counties affected by the snowfall.
Before setting off, people should check their vehicles and prepare them for the wintery weather conditions. For example, use winter tyres and make sure the winter windscreen washer fluid is full. The easiest way to catch up on the latest road information is to
use the website utinform.hu.
This site provides information on road and visibility conditions from early in the morning to late in the evening.
The latest forecast by MTI is the following:
Budapest, December 23 – Cloudy with rain, sleet mostly in the north. Snow turning into rain in the northeast. The wind will be picking up periodically from the south.
Lows: -6, +1 °C
Highs: 2, 14 °C
Source: Pénzcentrum, Helló Vidék, MTI