Snow, frost, and ice warnings, meteorologists warn

The Czech Republic should expect possible complications due to frost and snow on Friday, and over the weekend, meteorologists from the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute (ČHMÚ) warned on Thursday. The frost may also damage flowering fruit trees.

The ice warning applies to the whole of the Czech Republic and is valid from Friday evening until Sunday morning.

A frost warning is in force for almost the entire territory of the Czech Republic during the growing season. “Frost is expected, which may damage flowering apricots, peach trees, and plum trees in the lowlands,” the ČHMÚ wrote.

According to the forecast, temperatures could drop to minus seven degrees Celsius overnight on Sunday. However, it will continue to freeze next week. Meanwhile, the warning is valid from Friday evening “until further notice.”

“In the case of trees, frost protection products or conventional treatment methods such as light spraying/dew spraying of vegetation with small water droplets during periods of negative temperatures (usually before sunrise), or fumigation/smoking by burning wet plant waste near the trees, can be used,” meteorologists advised.

The new snow warning applies to parts of the Olomouc and Moravian-Silesian regions. It is expected to snow there throughout Friday. “New snow cover is expected to form 10 to 20 cm in places in 24 hours,” the meteorologists said.