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Heat record broken on Saturday

A 24-year heat record was broken in Hungary on Saturday, HungaroMet Zrt said on Facebook.

Temperatures exceeded 35 degrees Celsius in several places in the southern Great Plain, with a record-high 37.7 C measured in Derekegyhaz, in Csongrad-Csanad County.

The previous national heat record on June 22 was 37.6 C recorded in the village of Tiszaroff, in eastern Hungary, in 2000.

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