Record-breaking Temperatures Hit Czech Republic

On September 9th, 2023, the Czech Republic experienced a very hot day, with temperature records broken at nine of the 163 meteorological stations operating for at least 30 years. The temperature reached at least 30 degrees Celsius at five locations, including the hottest spot in Prague-Komořany, which reached 30.4 degrees Celsius. Pavel Borovička from the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute (ČHMÚ) confirmed that it was not a record for this station.

This heatwave was also felt in other parts of the country, with temperatures exceeding 30 degrees Celsius in Doksany, Plzeň-Bolevce, Dobřichovice, and Tuhani. Although none of these locations broke records for September 9th, the heat was still intense.

Even the mountains did not escape the heat, with Smolnice on Lounsko recording a new record of 28.8 degrees Celsius and Horská Kvilda also setting a new form of 25.5 degrees Celsius. The temperature at Labské boudě was a still-warm 20 degrees Celsius.

The hot summer weather, with temperatures around 30 degrees Celsius, is expected to last until Tuesday, after which it will cool down. However, meteorologists predict that next weekend will be clear again, with maximum temperatures gradually rising to 27 degrees Celsius.