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Heat alert in effect

A heat alert has come into effect in Hungary from early Monday until Thursday midnight, as mean temperatures are expected to exceed 27 degrees on all four days, the national health and disaster management authorities have said.

The heat alert comes with advice to drink plenty, avoid the sun between 11am and 3pm and to use skin protection.

Young children, the elderly and those with cardiovascular diseases must take particular precautions, they said.

Maximum temperatures are expected to be between 31 and 36 degrees Celsius on Monday and rise near the 40-degree mark later in the week.

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