Extreme Rainfall and Floods: Meteorologists Extend Warning

On Tuesday, the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute expanded its warning about extreme rainfall and the associated risk of flooding. The warning is primarily for the Moravian-Silesian and Zlín regions.

Between 60 and 140 mm of rainfall was recorded in the Beskydy Mountains and surrounding areas from the evening. Meteorologists have noted that it continues to rain in the affected area, but the showers are weakening. The warning for extreme rainfall in the Moravian-Silesian and Zlín regions was in effect until 9 a.m. on Tuesday.

Meteorologists recorded the highest rainfall over 24 hours in Ropice (142.4 millimetres). On Lysá mountain, 109.9 millimetres of rain fell by Tuesday morning and in Frenštát under Radhoštěm, 94.7 millimetres.

Due to the intense rainfall, the Bystřice River in the Bystřička profile above the reservoir will reach the 3rd SPA level. The Czech Hydrometeorological Institute added that the water level will be maintained above the level for the 3rd SPA due to further expected rainfall.

The flood threat applies to Vsetín in the Zlín region until 10 am on Tuesday. The showers should weaken during the morning. The flood warning is still in effect in the Pilsen and Central Bohemian regions until Tuesday noon.