- 6 Aug 2018 5:45 PM
- Hungary Matters
All-time highs for this time of the year were around 39-40 C, the service said.
Temperatures will temporarily drop in western and central parts of the country towards the end of the week, while the heat wave will be uninterrupted in the east.
The lowest temperature on Wednesday was just above the last August first record reached in 1948, with a temperature of 24.5 C, the office said today.
Current forecasts suggest the heatwave will carry on into the weekend with maximum temperatures above 30 C and more than 20 C during the night.
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MTI photo: Balogh Zoltán and Szigetváry Zsolt