- Hans Weber
- December 4, 2023
Czech Republic Braces for Intense Storms and High Temperatures as Meteorologists Issue Warnings
Meteorologists in the Czech Republic have issued warnings of intense storms and high temperatures across the country. The eastern half of the country is expected to face severe storms on Thursday, with the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute (CHMI) cautioning about the possibility of very high temperatures. Additionally, the level of fire danger has been elevated.
According to the CHMI, the entire afternoon until 6 PM will bring the risk of intense storms in Moravia and Silesia. These storms may be accompanied by heavy rainfall and hail, with the potential for supercells later in the afternoon.
The warning is in effect for the South Moravian, Olomouc, Zlín, and Moravian-Silesian regions, with the storms expected to move eastward.
In Bohemia, meteorologists anticipate temperatures reaching up to 37°C on Saturday. A high-risk warning has been issued for Prague, Central Bohemia, Karlovy Vary, Ústí nad Labem, Plzeň, and parts of the South Bohemian and Liberec regions. The rest of the country is subject to a lower level of warning.
Such high temperatures can place a significant strain on the human body. Medical professionals recommend staying hydrated and limiting direct exposure to sunlight. It is especially important for children, seniors, and individuals with heart conditions to exercise caution during this period.
Furthermore, the CHMI has raised the level of fire danger warning in the western half of Bohemia for Saturday, indicating an increased risk of wildfires.
Citizens and residents are advised to stay informed about weather updates and heed the warnings issued by the CHMI. Taking necessary precautions, such as staying hydrated, seeking shade, and avoiding outdoor activities during peak heat, can help mitigate the risks associated with these extreme weather conditions.
Article by Prague Forum