Record Rainfall in the Western Czech Republic

The western region of the Czech Republic experienced significant rainfall, with estimates indicating around 100 millimetres of precipitation. This heavy downpour was recorded over the last 15 hours near Horšovský Týn.

The closest station within the rain gauge network of the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute (CHMI), Staré Sedlo, which is located north of Horšovský Týn, recorded 77 millimetres of rainfall early Wednesday morning. The CHMI has stated that “in the vicinity of Horšovský Týn, radar estimates suggest that as much as 100 millimetres of precipitation may have fallen over approximately the last 15 hours.”

The heavy rainfall over the past 24 hours has primarily affected the western Czech Republic, particularly the Bohemian Forest region, where daily rainfall totals have reached over 60 millimetres.

The situation is expected to calm down on Wednesday, with rainfall anticipated to be around 10 millimetres. However, during isolated storms, these amounts could increase to around 15 millimetres.

Parts of the Plzeň Region are under a flood warning until Wednesday afternoon. The Mže and Úhlava rivers may reach the first stage of flood activity. In contrast, the Radbuza River, already at the second stage in Staňkov, is expected to rise to the third stage level, according to the updated warning. “The water level here may still rise slightly, but it is already close to peaking,” meteorologists noted around 11:30 in the morning.