Extremely hot temperatures to continue through the week
Due to the persistent very hot and dry weather, the risk of wildfires remains in most regions of the Czech Republic. Especially high risk of wildfires has been reported in some parts of Northern Bohemia and in Central and South Moravia, statistically the hottest regions in the country. Photo credit: Casadei Graphics.
Brno, Aug 8 (BD) – The Czech Hydrometeorological Institute forecasts peak afternoon temperatures to rise to 36 °C in the coming days. On Wednesday (August 8th) and Thursday (August 9th) temperatures could reach 38 °C in South Moravia.
Storms will provide some relief to the heat on Friday. Scattered showers are expected in the morning and thunderstorms in the evening.
Higher temperatures reduce soil moisture and increase water evaporation, contributing to the risk of drought. Moreover, rainfall was significantly below average across the whole of the Czech Republic this July. A lack of water in some parts of South Moravia “has occurred very often in the past five or ten years,” said Martin Ludvík, chairman of the Czech Fruit Growers’ Union. (Read more in our previous article “Drought Bothers Moravian Farmers and North Bohemian Shipowners”).
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