- Hans Weber
- December 1, 2023
Czech Republic Records Third Consecutive Day of Unprecedented Heatwave
The Czech Republic has experienced an unprecedented heatwave, breaking temperature records for the third day in a row. Of the 162 weather stations measuring temperatures for at least 30 years, 54 reported record-breaking heat. The highest temperature was recorded in Doksany, where the mercury reached a scorching 27.8 degrees Celsius.
According to Michaela Valachová from the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute (ČHMÚ), the highest temperatures on Friday are expected to hover around 27 degrees Celsius before cooling down. The southern Moravia and Polabí regions experienced the highest temperatures during this heatwave, while western Czech Republic had slightly cooler temperatures, reaching mostly up to 25 degrees Celsius.
Karviná recorded the second-highest temperature, hitting 27.7 degrees Celsius in the afternoon.
Friday’s forecast indicates sunny weather, with maximum temperatures ranging from 23 to 27 degrees Celsius, although western Bohemia is expected to be cooler. Clouds will gradually increase from the west in the afternoon and evening, with rain predicted across most of the Czech Republic on Saturday.
This heatwave has left its mark, with multiple temperature records broken, and the nation eagerly anticipates some relief from the scorching conditions. As extreme weather events become more frequent, monitoring and managing the impact of heatwaves is becoming increasingly important to ensure the well-being of residents and the environment.
Article by Prague Forum