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Temperature Records Broken in Austria, Hungary

Posted by feww on August 9, 2013

All-time High Temperature Records Broken in Austria, Hungary (possibly

Temperatures have climbed to all-time highs in Austria and neighboring Hungary amid a persistent heat wave that has plagued the region for nearly two weeks.

Temperature in Vienna, the Austrian capital, climbed to all-time high of 40.5ºC (105 degrees Fahrenheit) on Thursday, shattering the previous record of 39.9ºC (104ºF) set just five days earlier.

Previously, the highest recorded temperature in Vienna was 38.9C set on July 8, 1957 at Mariabrunn station in Hadersdorf, said a report.

In Hungary, Serbia and Poland temperatures climbed to record or near-record highs of 40ºC on Thursday,

Officials in Budapest warned temperatures on paved roads could climb to as high as 60ºC.

“Croatia sent two water-dropping planes to Bosnia earlier in the week to help battle wildfires set off by drought and sweltering heat that threatened several villages. A Russian aircraft was dispatched to fight blazes in Serbia,” reported AP.

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