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Mercury rises above 20 C

The temperature rose above 20 degrees Celsius for the first time this year on Tuesday, weather service HungaroMet said on Facebook.

South-westerly winds resulted in milder weather than usual at this time of the year, and a measurement of 20.4 C was recorded at Sopronhorpacs, in western Hungary. The last Feb 6 Hungarian record high was 21 C, recorded in Kiskunhalas in 2004.

At the same time, Budapest saw dawn record-high temperature of 10.3 C on Tuesday, HungaroMet said. The previous record was 8.4 C measured in 2004.

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