Year after year, stormy conditions can lead to a phenomenon where the 'Hungarian Sea' appears to tilt.
On February 9th, the surface of Lake Balaton tilted due to the stormy southern-southwestern wind.
The lake's average water level on the morning of February 9th, Friday, was at 125 centimeters. However, by noon, in Balatonfűzfő located in the northeastern part of the lake, the water level reached 139 centimeters, whereas in the western basin, specifically in Keszthely and Balatonmáriafürdő, it was only 120 centimeters, according to data published by vizugy.hu.
There is scarcely a year in the history of Lake Balaton when its surface would not tilt due to the impact of stormy winds.
Just a few years ago, in February 2020, the displacement was so enormous that it exceeded the record set in 1962. According to news reported by MTI at that time, there was a fluctuation of 82 centimeters between the western and eastern shores of the lake.