The mountainous regions in the northeastern Czech Republic are bracing for heavy rainfall starting from Friday and continuing into Saturday night. The Czech Hydrometeorological Institute (CHMI) has issued a warning. The highest points may even experience snowfall. River levels in these mountainous regions are also expected to rise slightly due to the precipitation.
“Dense precipitation is expected throughout today and part of tomorrow night in the Orlické Mountains, the Králický Sněžník mountain range, Rychlebské Mountains, and Jeseníky. The total amount in places could exceed 50mm/24 hours (including already fallen precipitation),” warn meteorologists on social media.
In the highest parts of these mountain ranges, snowfall could occur. Experts warn that due to the increased precipitation, river levels that drain streams in the mountainous region in the northeast of the territory may rise. They may reach the first, i.e., the lowest degree of flood activity.
The warning for heavy rain applies from Friday morning to 3 am on Saturday for the regions of Dobruška and Rychnov nad Kněžnou in the Hradec Králové Region, Králíky and Žamberk in the Pardubice Region, Jeseník and Šumperk in the Olomouc Region and the surroundings of Bruntál, Krnov, and Rýmařov in the Moravian-Silesian Region.
Flood vigilance, which also applies to the area around Lanškroun, Moravská Třebová, Mohelnice, and Zábřeh, will last until 10 am on Saturday. The temperatures on Friday across the region are expected to rise only to 6 to 10 °C. It will be more apparent on Saturday, but some areas of the Czech Republic may see rain returning on Sunday. Over the weekend, temperatures are expected to hover around 10 °C.