After a record-warm turn of the year, above-average temperatures will continue into the first week of January. On weekdays, high afternoon temperatures will soar to 10°C, with a cooldown coming over the weekend, Meteorologist Dagmar Honsová said.
On Sunday, January 1, the absolute January temperature record fell when 19.6 degrees were measured in Javorník in the Jeseniky region. “The highest ever January temperature was 18.8 °C in Ústí nad Labem on 29 January 2002,” Honsová added.
On Monday, the hot air flow from the southwest will continue ahead of the passage of a cold front. It will appear partly cloudy with low clouds and fog in places.
Afternoon temperatures will rise to 15 °C under sunny skies, with lower temperatures expected in areas of low cloud and fog.
“In the evening, high-frontal clouds will increase from the west. But in places, we can look forward to 5 hours of sunshine,” Honsová said, adding that temperature records will fall again.
The highs will be 8 to 15 °C, while in the Highlands, due to low clouds and fog, only around 5 °C will be measured.
On Tuesday, sporadic rain or showers are expected, with rain and snow or sleet on mountain tops. During the day, it will be cloudy to overcast, with partly cloudy skies in the afternoon and evening. Nighttime temperatures will be between 6 and 2 °C; daytime temperatures will be between 5 and 9 °C.
Wednesday will be partly cloudy with occasional fog or low clouds. Cloudy to overcast skies will gradually move in from the northwest, with rain in some places and snow on mountaintops. Overnight temperatures will be 2 to -2 °C, with occasional icy conditions. Daytime temperatures will be 4 to 8 °C.
Thursday will be the windiest day of the week. “Wind gusts will reach up to 70 km/h in the lower altitudes and up to around 90 km/h in the mountains,” Honsová said.
It will be cloudy to overcast with occasional rain or showers. Intermittent rain with snow or sleet is expected on the mountaintops. Nighttime temperatures will climb to 7 to 3 °C, with daytime temperatures between 6 and 10 °C.
Friday will also be cloudy to overcast, with occasional showers and snow on the mountaintops. Night temperatures will be between 6 and 2 °C, while daytime temperatures will be between 6 and 10 °C.
The end of the week will bring a slight cooling. It will be cloudy to overcast on Saturday with occasional showers, with rain and snow expected from higher altitudes, and snow should fall on the mountains. Night temperatures will drop to 3 to -1 °C, with daytime temperatures between 2 and 6 °C.
On Sunday, cloudy to overcast skies are also expected, with rain and snow showers from the midlands and snow showers from higher elevations. Night temperatures will be between 1 and -3 °C, with daytime temperatures between 2 and 6 °C.