By dawn, the snow layer was 10 centimetres thick in some areas of two West Hungarian counties. Furthermore, meteorologists expect more snow to come in those two regions. We can say that winter has arrived in Hungary.
The meteorologists of Időkép, a Hungarian weather forecast website, travelled to the Kőszeg Mountains in West Hungary to witness this winter’s first intensive snowfall in the country. Their mission was successful by this dawn, the white layer exceeded 10 centimetres.
The precipitation was brought by a Mediterranean cyclone, which met the cold air ruling the upper regions of the Kőszeg Mountains. Thus, the rain transformed into snow above 500 metres. The Kőszeg Mountains’ highest point is the Írott-kő (literally ‘written stone’), with a height of 884 metres.
They shared two videos made south from Kőszeg of the white paradise you may check out below. The person who shot it said the snow was sticky because the temperature was close to freezing point.
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Here is another video:
In THIS article, you may find some additional photos. The meteorologists said there were showers in every region of Hungary, but in the higher regions of the West mountains, they turned into snow. In some parts of the Kőszeg Mountains, the snow is so sticky that it breaks the branches of the trees.
The Hungarian Meteorological Services (OMSZ) said that the precipitation today in Hungary would reach 20 mm. In some places, more than 30-35 mm may fall.
They added that snow fell in the Alpokalja above 300m this morning.
AccuWeather expects the snow to arrive in Budapest by 22 and 23 December. Thus, there is a chance for a beautiful and long-awaited white Christmas.
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Source: idekep.hu, met.hu
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