- Hans Weber
- December 1, 2023
Czech Republic Braces for Cooling Temperatures as Extended Warm Spell Ends
An exceptionally warm period in the Czech Republic, which has prevailed since the beginning of September, is coming to an end, according to the long-term outlook by the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute (ČHMÚ).
The outlook covers a period of four weeks from October 16th to November 12th. According to meteorologists, temperatures will reach the average this week, and although they will rise slightly next week, they will remain around the long-term average values.
“Average weekly maximums will be around 12°C, and average weekly minimums will stay below 5°C,” said meteorologists from ČHMÚ, noting that temperatures can drop below freezing on individual days.
This also applies to this week. ČHMÚ has previously warned against frost, which can occur at night and in the morning, potentially damaging more temperature-sensitive types of vegetables. The warning lasts until Wednesday morning when temperatures may drop to -4°C with calmer winds.
Regarding precipitation, meteorologists expect amounts around the long term; there will likely be less precipitation than usual until the end of October.
The monthly outlook represents the overall character of the weather and does not account for all possible fluctuations, warns ČHMÚ. The success rate of the outlook is around 75% for temperatures and about 65% for precipitation. The forecast for the third and fourth weeks often aligns with long-term climatic values for the respective periods.
As the Czech Republic transitions from an unusually warm period to cooler temperatures, residents and farmers should take precautions to protect temperature-sensitive plants and prepare for the onset of colder weather. The ČHMÚ’s forecast, while not infallible, serves as a valuable guide for planning and adapting to changing weather conditions in the coming weeks.
For the agriculture sector, the warning of potential frost underscores the need for safeguarding crops against the adverse effects of freezing temperatures. Proper insulation and coverings may be essential to protect vulnerable vegetation. Additionally, individuals should prepare for cooler conditions by ensuring their homes are adequately heated and insulated to stay comfortable as the mercury drops.
While the weather forecast may not be a guarantee, it offers valuable insights into the expected conditions, allowing businesses, farmers, and individuals to make informed decisions to mitigate the impact of changing weather patterns.
Article by Prague Forum