Meteorologists have warned of intense storms and high temperatures in the Czech Republic. The country’s eastern half is expected to experience intense storms on Thursday, with the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute (CHMI) warning of very high temperatures. The level of fire danger has also been raised.
According to the CHMI, intense storms will pose a threat for the entire afternoon until 6 PM in Moravia and Silesia. The storms may be accompanied by heavy rainfall and hail, and later in the afternoon, meteorologists do not rule out the possibility of supercells.
The warning applies to the South Moravian, Olomouc, Zlín, and Moravian-Silesian regions. The storms will then move eastward.
Meteorologists expect temperatures of up to 37°C in Bohemia on Saturday. A high-risk warning exists for Prague, Central Bohemia, Karlovy Vary, Ústí nad Labem, Plzeň, and parts of the South Bohemian and Liberec regions. A lower level of warning applies to the rest of the country.
Such high temperatures pose a significant burden on the human body. Doctors recommend staying hydrated and limiting exposure to direct sunlight. Children, seniors, and those with heart conditions should be cautious.
The CHMI also raised the level of fire danger warning in the western half of Bohemia on Saturday.