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July 23 was the hottest on record in Hungary, according to the National Meteorological Service (OMSZ). The mercury hit 41.5°C in both Kiskunfélegyháza and Hódmezővásárhely, in southern Hungary, on Saturday, OMSZ said on Facebook. The highest temperature ever recorded in Hungary on July 23, before today, had been 39°C in Békéssámson, in the south, and Felcsút, in the north. Hungary’s all-time heat record of 41.9°C was recorded on July 20, 2007 in Kiskunhalas, in the south. A heat alert originally issued by the chief medical officer from Wednesday until Saturday midnight has been extended until midnight on Tuesday.