Today was never cooler in Hungary

Only eighty-one years ago, on February 16, 1940, Miskolc-Görömbölytapolca was measured -35 degrees. Since the beginning of meteorological measurements in Hungary, from 1890 to the present day, no such low temperature has been measured in Hungary.

Photo Illustration (Photo: National Portrait Gallery / Peter Kumka)

In January and February of this year, night frosts occurred, the air was cooled to about -10, -20 degrees, and even frosts occurred during the day. In comparison, the frosty weather recorded in 1940 on this day is unimaginable.

At Miskolc-Görömbölytapolca, the thermometer’s mercury dropped to -35 degrees on February 16. If we take a look at the list of Hungarian hail records, we likewise find the best results. It is enough to take the monthly record for January.

Two years later, on January 24, 1942, it was cold – 34.1 ° C in Baga. This day was barely one degree behind the record. But if we look at the outliers for January and February, we cannot see a value of around -30 between them.

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The very cold December summit will be on 26 December 2002, on Christmas The thermometer showed 28.3 degrees Celsius.

Also noteworthy is Lenti’s March record, having first -27 score in 1963.

Not only the cold logs, but also the records of temperature differences are interesting. The lowest temperature on Earth was -89.2 degrees. Unsurprisingly, this value was recorded in Antarctica as early as July 21, 1983. Its highest score was 58 in Libya, Azizia, on September 22, 1922. This difference is indeed “amazing”, above 147 degrees.

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Even within a given day, there was already a temperature difference of around 100 degrees between the US and Australia. While the states temperature is -53 degrees in 2019, Montana and deaths were required due to severe weather, in Australia the scorching heat was a concern. In the Southern Hemisphere, summer was urgent at that time, and peaks reached 40-45 degrees.

OMSZ clarified if the National Cold Record has been broken

No big surprise, we have measured the coldest temperatures again in Zabar, he wrote in a post uploaded to the Facebook page of the National Weather Service (OMSZ) on Saturday February 13th.

Something interesting was also observed, with a temperature of 35.5 ° C in the burial place on the Buk Plateau. However, this is not an isolated case, as the region has a special microclimate.

By definition, the Nagy Field, a typical surface karst form of the Buk Plateau at an altitude of about 750 meters, contains numerous rounded and closed ocean depressions, ranging in diameter from a few meters to a few hundred meters. Runoff pits are characterized by special climatic conditions, due to which there is a large reversal of pits even on summer nights – we learned from the Facebook post.

So this phenomenon is completely natural and regular, and it occurs almost every summer. In winter, temperatures of minus 30 degrees or minus 35 degrees Celsius can be visualized at the bottom of larger plumes. In short, this is not a record, but an interesting piece of data.

Cover photo illustration.

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