Weatherwatch: Danube’s ice cover changes are a warning in Hungary

Scientists monitor frequency of Danube freezing over to track rising temperatures

As a landlocked country in the heart of Europe, Hungary has a typically continental climate, with little or no influence from the sea. As a result, the climate is far more extreme than another European country on the same latitude, France.

The difference between typical temperatures in summer and winter can be as much as 30C, compared with a range of about 20 degrees in western France, and less than 10 degrees in the west of Ireland.

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