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July - Heat wave breaks records

THE WAVE of tropical heat that first hit Slovakia during the second and third weekends of July broke records across the country.

THE WAVE of tropical heat that first hit Slovakia during the second and third weekends of July broke records across the country.

The temperature in Hurbanovo soared to 40.3 C on July 21, the TA3 news channel reported.

This surpassed the highest temperature ever recorded in Slovakia, 39.8 C in Komárno in 1950.

“Temperatures of 31 to 32 degrees are common during the summer in Slovakia,” Rastislav Čičmanec of the Slovak Meteorological Institute told the SITA newswire. “But now temperatures are climbing to 38 degrees, which is extreme.”

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