Dangerously Strong Storms Predicted for the Czech Republic

Meteorologists from the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute (ČHMÚ) have issued a warning for dangerously strong storms that are set to hit the Czech Republic this Friday. These storms, accompanied by hazardous conditions, are predicted to cause torrential rain and hail.

The forecast indicates that localized storms could quickly produce around 30 millimetres of rainfall. In repeated storms, this could increase to over 50 millimetres. A small hail occurrence cannot be ruled out.

The warning will go into effect at 11:00 a.m. on Friday. According to meteorologists, the storms will gradually subside in the evening and move very slowly north.

Storms are expected to form mainly in the belt from the Ore Mountains to the White Carpathians. In southwestern Bohemia, they will form in the afternoon and evening and should not be as strong.

However, due to the saturation of the territory, the storms could have a hydrological impact in the form of local flooding or rapid responses of smaller streams. Meteorologists noted this while referring to the substantial rainfall that has already caused fluctuating water levels in the west of the Czech Republic.

The warning will remain in effect until 23 hours in the South Bohemian, Pilsen, and Karlovy Vary regions and will end at 19 hours in the rest of the territory. Meteorologists have also announced that storms can be expected over the weekend, and any warning will be issued later.