Temperatures on Thursday, August 8, in Bratislava breached an all-time record, Pavel Faško of Slovak Hydrometeorological Institution (SHMÚ) told the TASR newswire.
Previously, the highest temperature ever recorded in Bratislava was 38.9 degrees in Koliba district on July 7, 2007. Thursday's peak was in Koliba as well as at Bratislava airport and reached an astonishing 39.2 degrees – that's 102.56 degrees Fahrenheit.
The all-time national daily temperature record for August was 39.1 degrees in Stupava (Bratislava region) in 2003 and was beaten today in several places. Senica (Trnava region) reported 39.6 degrees, other local record-breaking temperatures were measured in Prievidza (Trenčín region) and Dolný Hričov (Žilina region) - 38 and 37 degrees, respectively.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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9. Aug 2013 at 10:00