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Weekend temperatures expected to top 40 C

Temperatures in Hungary are forecast to top 40 C. in places at the weekend, while rainfall is expected to be minimal, the National Meteorological Office said on Thursday.

Sunny weather is forecast for Friday, with the possibility of showers in hilly areas in the north-east and north-west. Lows are expected at between 15 C. and 21 C. and while highs are likely to be between 32 C. and 40 C.

Saturday will also be sunny in the morning, with some showers and stormy winds near showers in the north-west. Temperature highs are forecast at between 32 C. and 40 C. in most areas in the afternoon but will stay around 30-31 C. in the north-west,

Mostly sunny weather is forecast also for Sunday, with winds picking up where there are showers. Lows are expected at around 15-21 C. while highs 31-37 C. in the afternoon.

The national medical officer has ordered the highest level of heat alert from Wednesday to midnight on Saturday.

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