Heatwave Alert: Meteorologists Warn of Scorching Temperatures

Meteorologists have issued a warning about the impending heatwave that will hit the Czech Republic on Tuesday and Wednesday. The Czech Hydrometeorological Institute (ČHMÚ) forecasts that temperatures will soar above 31°C in parts of the country on Tuesday, with even higher temperatures expected on Wednesday, reaching over 34°C. This extreme heat is likely to be accompanied by severe thunderstorms, which could cause potentially dangerous conditions.

On Tuesday, temperatures are expected to climb above 31°C in parts of Bohemia and the southeastern region of Moravia. A heat warning has been issued for Prague and regions including Central Bohemia, parts of Ústí nad Labem, Plzeň, Liberec, Hradec Králové, Pardubice, South Moravia, Zlín, and Olomouc.

The warning will extend to most of the country on Wednesday. Meteorologists say maximum temperatures will exceed 34°C in the Polabí region and southeastern Moravia. The heat warning will be in effect across the entire country except for the Karlovy Vary, Plzeň, Ústí nad Labem, South Bohemia, and parts of Central Bohemia and Liberec regions.

“The temperatures will be tropical, further intensified by very high humidity. Prepare for an unpleasantly muggy afternoon on Wednesday,” stated the ČHMÚ.

In addition to the high temperatures, severe thunderstorms are possible on Wednesday. A formal warning for these storms will be issued later, as they are expected to coincide with the passage of a cold front, bringing cooler temperatures in the following days.

Due to the extreme heat, it is advised that people drink plenty of fluids and limit their exposure to direct sunlight and physical exertion. The elderly, individuals with heart conditions, and children should exercise special caution.