Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

April was unusually warm in Slovakia, breaking 84-year records

Some towns reported summer days with temperatures above 25 degrees Celsius.

People enjoying the warm weather.(Source: TASR)

This year’s April was unusually warm in Slovakia, breaking records of average monthly temperatures in some locations that have been kept for 84 years.

“Oravská Lesná (Žilina Region), Poprad and Medzilaborce (both Prešov Region) saw the breaking of 84-year old records from 1934,” said Pavol Faško, climatologist of the Slovak Hydrometeorological Institute (SHMÚ) as cited by the TASR newswire.

While the extreme south-west and the southern part of the country saw their respective records broken by only decimal fractions of one degree Celsius - due to the warm April in these areas both in 2000 and 2009 - the new records of average monthly temperature in northern Slovakia were sometimes 2-2.5 degrees higher last month compared to previous top figures.

SHMÚ noted that April was the second unusually warm month in Slovakia this year, as January was 3.9 degrees Celsius warmer than the 1981-2010 average in Hurbanovo (Nitra Region), which is located in the warmest area in Slovakia. However, April was 4.9 percent warmer than average in Hurbanovo, stressed Faško.

At the same time Hurbanovo also saw eleven ‘summer days’ (i.e. days with highs reaching at least 25 degrees Celsius) this April, equalling the record figure from 2000.

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

What is it like to study at a foreign college? Students explain to high-schoolers

Some Slovak students who study abroad already have work offers.

Students during the workshop

Slovak healthcare needs thousands of medical workers

Slovak doctors, nurses and midwives are not hesitating in finding better work conditions abroad.

Illustrative Stock Photo

News isn’t negative because journalists are cynical

The problem is caused by the demand side.

Construction of new bus station in Bratislava follows plan Photo

The station should be complete in 2020 and Mlynské Nivy Street finished by the autumn of 2019.

Construction of the new Nivy bus station.