Meteorologists Warn of Ground Frosts Damaging Crops in Czech Republic

Meteorologists are warning of morning ground frosts that could damage plants across the Czech Republic on Wednesday and Thursday. The Czech Hydrometeorological Institute (CHMI) issued the warning that frosts could occur across the country and damage warm-season crops, such as potatoes and vegetables, significantly below 600 meters. They recommend covering crops with a light nonwoven textile to mitigate the effects of low temperatures.

The warning is valid from midnight on Tuesday until 8 a.m. on Wednesday for the entire Czech Republic, except for the Moravian-Silesian, Zlín, Olomouc, and most South Moravian regions. The warning will affect the entire country from midnight on Wednesday to 8 a.m. on Thursday.

The latest forecast shows temperatures will drop to 3 to -1°C on Wednesday and Thursday morning. It is recommended that gardeners and farmers take the necessary precautions to protect their plants from frost damage.

This is not the Czech Republic’s first seen this kind of warning. In April 2021, a similar warning was issued due to freezing temperatures and frost, which could damage fruit trees and plants. Despite the warnings, some farmers have reported significant losses due to the unseasonably cold weather.