Strong Winds Expected to Hit Czech Republic

The Czech Republic is bracing for strong winds expected to hit its central parts on Wednesday. The Czech Hydrometeorological Institute (CHMI) has issued a warning, supplementing an already active alert for fire risk.

“Pressure gradient will intensify in the wider area of the central part of Bohemia, the Bohemian-Moravian Highlands, and surrounding regions on Thursday, causing southeast winds,” meteorologists reported. The strong winds, which could reach speeds of up to 70 kilometers per hour, pose a threat to Prague and the Highlands, as well as parts of the Central, Liberec, Ústí nad Labem, Pardubice, Hradec Králové, and South Bohemian regions.

The warning will be in effect from 9 am to 8 pm. The wind is expected to calm down during Thursday evening and into the night.

In addition to the wind warning, a fire alert is active in Bohemia’s northern and eastern parts until Friday. The same warning will apply to the rest of Bohemia and the south of Moravia until Thursday. From Thursday, cloud cover and precipitation will increase from the southwest, and the risk of fire in the southern regions will disappear. In the following days, more regions should experience rainfall.