Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Tuesday saw record-breaking heat

High temperatures on Tuesday, August 6, broke several records in Slovakia, the Slovak Hydrometeorological Institute (SHMÚ) informed on its website Wednesday.

High temperatures on Tuesday, August 6, broke several records in Slovakia, the Slovak Hydrometeorological Institute (SHMÚ) informed on its website Wednesday.

The hottest temperature was measured in Dudince (in Banská Bystrica region) where the thermometer hit 37.3 degrees. Another 34 meteorological stations also reported figures higher than the past registered peak temperatures for August 6, the TASR newswire wrote. Records were broken mainly in western and central Slovakia, though people in the High Tatras also got their share of heat, where the temperature did not fall below 16 degrees even at the highest elevations, beating a long-standing high of 15.1 degrees from 1961.

The SITA newswire named some of the places where record heat was measured: Hurbanovo with 37.4°C (beating the 1904 record), Nitra (37°C), Žilina (35.4°C), Prievidza (36.4°C), Sliač (36.8°C), Liesek (32.7°C), Lučenec (36.1°C), Košice (34.61C) and Kamenica nad Cirochou (35.4°C).

(Source: TASR, SITA)
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

The processing of personal data is subject to our Privacy Policy and the Cookie Policy. Before submitting your e-mail address, please make sure to acquaint yourself with these documents.

Top stories

We want a decent Slovakia, people chanted in squares

On the eve of the Velvet Revolution anniversary, people protested in the thousands, calling for a decent Slovakia.

Bratislava protest November 16, 2018

What we didn't know about our freedom

In 1989, we thought that once the job was done, we would only go out to the squares for Sunday walks.

November 1989 in Bratislava

The courage to fight for democracy

Authoritarian societies squander the possibilities of human achievement, of lives lived to their fullest, writes the US ambassador to Slovakia.

Illustrative stock photo

While France has Beaujolais Nouveau, Slovakia has St Catherine's wines

This warm summer with an early harvest was a blessing for young wine.

St Catherine's wines