This year’s April was the coldest this century and the 15th coldest since 1901, the Hungarian Meteorological Service said.
The month was 2.9 C. colder than the average of 11.4 C. recorded between 1991 and 2020.
April has been particularly capricious this year, with snowfall and even drifts.
Several other records were broken during the month: 80.7 mm of precipitation fell on the first day of the month in Tokaj, in eastern Hungary, and Budapest broke its record for hottest day (26.1 C.) on the same day.
On April 15, the coldest day, the temperature did not rise above -0.6 C. in Kekesztheto in the north of the country.