Due to the heat, local governments are trying to protect the population by distributing water gates and setting up steam gates across the country.
According to the forecast of the National Meteorological Service, the heatwave will increase further in the coming days, on Thursday and Friday there may be maxima close to 40 degrees Celsius, and in many places, the temperature will not fall below 20 degrees.
The national chief medical officer ordered a third-degree heat alarm by midnight on Thursday.
The municipality of Debrecen operates a steam gate at three points in the city center, offering fresh, chilled drinking water from jugs in the customer areas of the municipal buildings. Bottled water is distributed every day in several parts of Debrecen as long as the heatwave lasts, there are 14 fountains and bubbling booths in operation in the city and 21 thieves can use 21 public drinking fountains.