A hot end of October is bringing new temperature records, with 12 places breaking records on Thursday, the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute said. In Prague, they measured 22.1 degrees. And similarly, high temperatures can be expected—in places where clouds are breaking through—over the long weekend, said meteorologist Dagmar Honsová.
Records for October 27 fell at 12 of the roughly 160 weather stations that have been in operation for at least 30 years. The warmest temperature was in Prague-Karlov, where 22.1 degrees Celsius was measured, a new record for today.
Several other places measured more than 21 degrees. The temperature in eské Budjovice-Ronov was 21.4 degrees, 21.2 degrees in Javornk in the Jesenice region, and 21.1 degrees in Neumtel in the Beroun region. However, it was not a new record for October 27 at any of these three stations.
It was also hot in the mountains. For example, the Borová Lada station in Sumava recorded 19.1 degrees Celsius. The temperature rose to 18.5 degrees at Horská Kvilda, 17.8 degrees at Churáov, and 17 degrees at Korenov-Jizerka.
The end of October is hot. Meteorologist Dagmar Honsová warned that the daily average temperature would be about eight °C above the long-term normal in the coming days, and no change can be expected yet, even at the beginning of next week.
On Friday, partly cloudy skies will prevail, with fog in places in the morning, which will persist sporadically throughout the day. Temperatures will range from 16 to 20 degrees Celsius during the day, with highs of 22 degrees Celsius in the southwest. It will be only around 12 °C in places with low clouds.
The weather will be diametrically different from October 28, 1918, when the thermometer in Klementinum stopped at 7.7 °C, mountain areas were freezing, and 25 centimeters of snow lay on Lysá hora in the Beskydy Mountains, according to Honsová.
On Saturday, the weather will continue with minimal clouds and morning fog, remaining sporadically throughout the day. Daytime temperatures will again reach 16 to 20 °C, possibly up to 22 °C in the southwest. In places with low clouds, however, afternoon highs will be only around 12 °C.
“Sunday will be mostly partly cloudy to almost clear. Fog or low clouds will develop in the morning and early afternoon and may persist sporadically throughout the day. Morning temperatures range from 11 to 7 degrees Celsius. Daytime temperatures will climb to 16 to 20 °C, with low clouds remaining around 12 °C again,” Honsová said.
The prevailing almost clear sky in the morning, accompanied by fog or low clouds in places, will last from Monday to Wednesday. Morning temperatures will range between 11 and 7 degrees Celsius, rising to 15 to 20 degrees Celsius during the day. Highs will be around 12 °C if low clouds persist sporadically throughout the day.