The Czech Republic has been experiencing a heatwave for the past few weeks, with temperatures regularly exceeding 30°C. However, relief may be on the horizon, as meteorologists predict a cooling trend in the coming weeks.
According to the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute (ČHMÚ), tropical weather will still dominate the next two weeks. However, temperatures are expected to drop by the end of July and the beginning of August. The average high for the last week of July is predicted to be 26°C, with the first week of August seeing an average high of 24°C.
The ČHMÚ outlook covers the period from July 10th to August 6th. The first two weeks are expected to be below average or average in terms of rainfall, with the third and fourth weeks bringing more precipitation.
This week, temperatures are expected to remain high, with some areas reaching above 35°C and potentially setting new temperature records. However, meteorologists predict that this heatwave will be short-lived and that local thunderstorms may bring some relief.
Last week was the hottest week ever recorded in the Czech Republic, with the average temperature reaching 29°C. The heatwave has prompted meteorologists to extend their heat warnings until Tuesday or Wednesday in eastern parts of the country. Due to the dry and warm weather, the entire country is under a warning for the risk of wildfires until further notice.
The period from July 17th to July 23rd is also expected to be very warm, with an average high of around 29°C. However, relief is expected in the last week of July, when the average high is predicted to drop to 26°C. The first week of August is expected to be even more extraordinary, with an average high of 24°C.
Despite the heatwave, the Czech Republic has experienced fewer “super tropical” days, defined as days with temperatures above 35°C, over the past 30 years. According to the ČHMÚ, there were 1,237 such days between 1991 and 2020, nearly nine times more than in the previous 30 years.