Record-Breaking Cold Grips Czech Republic as Autumn Takes Hold

Tuesday night sent a shiver through the Czech Republic as it experienced the coldest temperatures of this year’s autumn season. The entire nation was in the icy grip of temperatures ranging from 2 to -2 °C, with some areas, like Kvilda-Perla, plummeting to a bone-chilling -10 °C. The meteorological station recorded this frigid event, which left citizens bundling up in layers and turning up the heat.

The cold front made its presence known across various regions, with frosty valleys in the Šumava Mountains and the Jizera Mountains seeing temperatures as low as -7 °C. Other areas weren’t spared either, with Rýmařov registering -4 °C and Velké Chvojno in Northern Bohemia experiencing a numbing -6 °C. These unexpected plunges in temperature left many reaching for their winter coats earlier than expected.

The Czech Hydrometeorological Institute (ČHMÚ) reported that temperatures in the ground layer dipped to as low as 5 °C across most of the country, marking a significant change from the milder weather that had persisted in the weeks leading up to this deep freeze.

Despite the bone-chilling nights, there is some relief in sight as the days offer a bit of respite. Meteorologists predict that temperatures will rise during the day, ranging between 10 and 14 °C after the morning fog dissipates. As the day progresses, cloud cover will gradually increase from the southwest, adding to the autumnal ambiance.

As the Czech Republic embraces the arrival of autumn, it’s clear that the changing seasons have brought with them a substantial drop in temperatures. While the chilly nights may persist, the days continue to offer a glimpse of the fading warmth of summer, a reminder that the transition between seasons is often accompanied by surprises, and in this case, an early taste of winter. Citizens are now preparing for the long, chilly nights ahead, hoping for a milder winter in the coming months.

Article by Prague Forum

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