Heavy Rainfall and Potential Snowfall Forecasted for Northeastern Czech Republic

The mountainous regions in northeastern Czech Republic are preparing for an extended period of heavy rainfall starting on Friday and persisting through Saturday night. The Czech Hydrometeorological Institute (CHMI) has issued an official warning in anticipation of the inclement weather. Additionally, the highest points in these regions may even experience snowfall, adding another layer of concern for local residents and authorities. River levels in the mountainous areas are also expected to see a slight increase due to the significant precipitation.

Meteorologists have advised the public to expect dense precipitation throughout the day on Friday and into the night on Saturday in the Orlické Mountains, the Králický Sněžník mountain range, Rychlebské Mountains, and Jeseníky. Some areas within these regions could receive over 50mm of rainfall within a 24-hour period, including any prior precipitation.

In the highest elevations of these mountain ranges, snowfall may also be a possibility. Experts have cautioned that this increased precipitation may lead to rising river levels in the streams that drain from the mountainous northeastern territories. There’s a potential for river levels to reach the first degree of flood activity, which is the lowest level of flood alert.

The heavy rain warning has been issued for the following regions: Dobruška and Rychnov nad Kněžnou in the Hradec Králové Region, Králíky and Žamberk in the Pardubice Region, Jeseník and Šumperk in the Olomouc Region, and the areas surrounding Bruntál, Krnov, and Rýmařov in the Moravian-Silesian Region. The flood vigilance alert, which also covers areas around Lanškroun, Moravská Třebová, Mohelnice, and Zábřeh, is in effect until 10 am on Saturday.

The temperatures across the region on Friday are expected to remain relatively cool, with highs ranging from 6 to 10°C. Although a slight temperature increase is expected on Saturday, some areas of the Czech Republic may experience a return of rain on Sunday. Over the weekend, temperatures are forecasted to hover around 10°C, making it crucial for residents to stay informed and prepared for the changing weather conditions.

Article by Prague Forum

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