Rising River Levels: Czech Meteorologists Issue Strict Warning

Meteorologists in the Czech Republic have issued a more severe warning as river levels are expected to rise until Tuesday. The Czech Hydrometeorological Institute (CHMU) announced the announcement on Monday afternoon. The rising river levels in certain areas in the country’s north prompted the warning. The rise in water levels has been linked to heavy rainfall and warm weather, pushing the flood activity to the third degree in some areas.

The flood warning, indicating the risk of surpassing the third degree of flood activity, will remain valid until midnight on Tuesday. The warning covers the districts of Jaroměř, Dvůr Králové, Trutnov, and Vrchlabí in the Hradec Králové Region.

However, a lower degree of warning will apply in parts of the Central Bohemian, Liberec, and Pardubice Regions. “During Monday, the third degree of flood activity will persist mainly on the upper Elbe, the second degree of flood activity on the Jizera and on some streams in the Orlice river basin,” meteorologists stated.

On February 5, 2024, at 12:07, CHMU issued a flood warning, flood readiness, strong wind, and more, effective from 12:03 on February 5th to 18:00 on February 6th.

The upper sections of the affected watercourses will peak on Monday, while the middle and lower sections, due to inflow, will continue to rise, with some expected to increase on Tuesday as well. A wind warning is also in effect across the Czech Republic until Monday evening.