- Hans Weber
- December 6, 2023
Cooler Weather Predicted as Czech Republic’s Heatwave Subsides
The Czech Republic has been in the grip of a relentless heatwave for the past few weeks, with temperatures soaring above 30°C. However, there is some relief on the horizon as meteorologists forecast a cooling trend in the coming weeks.
The Czech Hydrometeorological Institute (ČHMÚ) predicts that tropical weather will continue to dominate for the next two weeks. However, temperatures are expected to drop towards the end of July and the beginning of August. The average high temperature for the last week of July is projected to be around 26°C, with the first week of August seeing an average high of 24°C.
The ČHMÚ outlook covers the period from July 10th to August 6th. The first two weeks are expected to have below-average or average rainfall, while the third and fourth weeks may bring more precipitation.
This week, temperatures are anticipated to remain high, with some regions reaching above 35°C and potentially setting new temperature records. However, meteorologists believe that this heatwave will be short-lived, and local thunderstorms could offer some respite.
Last week marked the hottest week ever recorded in the Czech Republic, with the average temperature reaching 29°C. The heatwave has prompted meteorologists to extend heat warnings until Tuesday or Wednesday in eastern parts of the country. Due to the dry and warm weather conditions, the entire country is under a warning for the risk of wildfires until further notice.
The period from July 17th to July 23rd is also expected to be very warm, with an average high temperature of around 29°C. However, relief is anticipated in the last week of July, with the average high predicted to drop to 26°C. The first week of August is expected to bring even cooler temperatures, with an average high of 24°C.
Despite the ongoing heatwave, the Czech Republic has experienced fewer “super tropical” days, defined as days with temperatures exceeding 35°C, over the past three decades. According to the ČHMÚ, there were 1,237 such days between 1991 and 2020, nearly nine times more than in the previous 30 years.
Article by Prague Forum