On Thursday, May 4th, meteorologists in the Czech Republic warned about low temperatures that may cause damage to vegetation. The Czech Hydrometeorological Institute (ČHMÚ) warns that most areas may experience frosty conditions on Thursday morning. Ground frost is expected to range between -1 to -5°C and may damage vegetables, especially potatoes. The warning is in effect from midnight until 8:00 AM and applies to all regions except South Moravian and parts of Zlín and Olomouc.
The risk of spring frost has not yet passed, and some crops may be damaged from Wednesday night to Thursday. The temperature may drop to zero in some places, and ground frosts may appear. The most significant risk is to potato growers. Farmers are urged to take precautions to protect their crops from the frost.
During the day, the temperatures should rise between 15 to 19°C, mainly clear to partly cloudy skies. However, the cloudiness is expected to increase from the west throughout the day gradually. The temperature contrast between the day and night could pose a risk to farmers, especially for those in the process of planting their crops.
The ČHMÚ reminds farmers that the risk of frost and other weather hazards cannot be entirely predicted. Therefore, it is essential to remain vigilant and take necessary precautions. The farmers are advised to monitor the weather forecasts and adjust their work schedules accordingly. The authorities also suggest using protective measures like covering plants, providing heat, and using windbreaks to minimize the risk of crop damage.