Frost Returns: A Warning from Meteorologists

Meteorologists are warning of the return of frosty nights and mornings in the Czech Republic. On Thursday, frost will only be present in certain regions, but temperatures below freezing are expected across the country by Friday. This warning has been issued to allow farmers and cultivators to prepare and attempt to protect potential crops.

Over the past few days, threats of frosty temperatures dropping below -10°C have raised concerns about damage to vegetables, blooming trees, and vineyards. The damages that growers are currently trying to estimate might not yet be final. Alongside the frost, meteorologists predict occasional intense showers that will turn into snow at altitudes above 800 meters.

The warning will expand to other areas of the country at midnight on Thursday. The warning will apply to regions such as Vysočina, Karlovy Vary, Plzeň, South Bohemia, and parts of Ústí nad Labem, Liberec, Hradec Králové, Pardubice, Olomouc, South Moravia, and the Moravian-Silesian region. By Friday, the frost warning will extend to the rest of the country with expected minimum temperatures usually between 1 and -3°C.

The Czech Hydrometeorological Institute (CHMI) added, “Subsequent nights will be warmer, only on the night to Saturday there may still be ground frost in the southwest and west of Bohemia.” This statement provides a small glimmer of hope amidst the chilling forecast.