- Hans Weber
- December 1, 2023
Unusual Chilly Summer in the Czech Republic: A Closer Look at the Temperature Trends
Despite the recent cold nights and chilly mornings experienced in the Czech Republic, meteorologists reassure the public that these temperature fluctuations are within the bounds of normalcy. While it may feel colder than in recent years, long-term statistics indicate that the current weather patterns are not out of the ordinary.
Meteorologist Dagmar Honsová explains that the current week has brought cold nights, with morning temperatures often dropping below 10 degrees Celsius and occasionally resulting in frosty conditions in low-lying areas. However, Honsová emphasizes that these temperatures do not break any minimum temperature records. In fact, historical data for mid-June shows even lower recorded values.
For instance, in Karlovy Vary, the temperature dropped to 4.6°C on Thursday, which is higher than the record of 2°C set in 2008. Similarly, in Prague-Ruzyně, the morning temperature reached 6.8°C, while the 1941 record stands at 5°C. In Liberec, the lowest temperature in 1941 was 2.2°C, but Thursday morning saw temperatures above 7°C. Even in Prostějov, where the temperature reached 6.9°C, it did not come close to the record low of 4.4°C.
The cool mornings can be attributed to the absence of tropical temperatures exceeding 30°C this year. While in previous years, the first warm days were typically recorded in May or early June, or even as early as the end of April, this year has seen a delay in the onset of high temperatures until next week.
It’s worth noting that May was the second warmest month in history, according to the European Union’s Copernicus agency, which monitors the atmosphere and climate change. The elevated temperatures were primarily observed in regions such as Canada, Africa, and Southeast Asia.
In summary, while the Czech Republic may be experiencing cooler temperatures this summer, these fluctuations are well within the expected range based on historical records. Despite the absence of extreme weather conditions in May, it was still one of the warmest months globally due to temperature anomalies in other parts of the world.
Article by Prague Forum