Meteorologists expect strong winds to hit some parts of the Czech Republic

Strong winds will be threatening parts of the Czech Republic during Sunday night, the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute warns. The meteorologists’ warning applies to the Frýdlant, Jeseník , Krnov and four more districts in the south of the Pardubice Region. Wind gusts will reach up to 70 km/h.

On Sunday morning, strong winds stopped the upper section of the cable car from Pec pod Sněžkou to Sněžka. The lower area of the cable car from Pec pod Sněžkou to Růžová hora remained in operation. The upper section was out of operation due to wind on Saturday because the cable car to Sněžka can run up to a wind speed of 60 kilometers per hour, according to the lift operators.

Meteorologists advised securing windows and doors, removing loose objects, and securing greenhouses, among other things. People should take care when they are moving outdoors or driving. In the mountains, hikers will have to limit their trips, especially into ridge areas.

On Saturday regional firefighters reported that two people were taken out of a train that hit a falling tree, while another tree fell on a passenger car. No one was injured. Throughout the day, they had to deal with the consequences of the windy weather at 20 locations. In the Pardubice Region, winds broke trees and damaged buildings, while the Chrudim region was the most affected by the wind.