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Heat records broken on Sunday

Budapest and Hungary as a whole witnessed record-high temperatures in the early morning as well as during the day on Sunday, the national weather service HungaroMet said on its website.

The mercury hit 31.2 degrees Celsius in Baja, in southern Hungary, breaking the previous record temperature of 28.7 C measured in Turkeve in the east in 1939.

The Budapest daytime high was also broken, with 29.8 C recorded in the 4th district, nearly 3 degrees higher than the previous record of 27 C measured in the 21st district in 1939.

A new highest minimum temperature of 15.9 C was recorded in Boda, in the southwest, nearly 2 C higher than the daily minimum temperature of 14 C measured in Gyongyos and Kisber in 1989.

Budapest’s Janos Hill also witnessed a record high dawn temperature of 14.6 C, breaking the previous record of 14 C measured at the Budakeszi station in 1939 on this day.

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