- 13 Aug 2019 6:45 AM
- Hungary Matters
The study attributed Budapest’s higher average temperature rise to the so-called urban heat island (UHI) effect.
The main cause of the UHI effect is that man-made surfaces absorb more heat than natural ones.
Economic activities also contribute to it, the study added.
According to the data, the average surface temperature in Europe last year was 2.1°C higher than the average temperature in the second half of the 19th century.