Hurricane on Sněžka: wind reached the speed of 134 kilometers per hour

Photo: Ondřej Kořínek, Novinky

Meteorologists recorded a wind gust of 134.3 kilometers per hour on Sněžka on Sunday, which is equivalent to the force of a hurricane. This was reported by the Polish administration of the Krkonoše National Park. The hurricane’s limit is 118 kilometers per hour. The storm stopped both sections of the cable car from Pec pod Sněžkou to Sněžka.

Sněžka is a mountain on the border between the Czech Republic and Poland, the most prominent point of the Silesian Ridge in the Krkonoše Mountains, which are also known as the Giant Mountains. At an altitude of 1,603.3 meters, it is one of the highest points in the Czech Republic.

The Krkonoše Mountain Service has issued a warning of blustery winds, which can reach speeds of over 108 kilometers per hour on the ridges and over 70 kilometers per hour at lower altitudes.

The Czech Hydrometeorological Institute (ČHMÚ) also warned of strong winds for the rest of the Czech Republic. Meteorologists expect northwest winds of up to 65 kilometers per hour in parts of Vysočina, South Bohemia, South Moravia, Pardubice, and Olomouc regions.