The Czech Republic is at risk of ice

Ice may form in places in Bohemia from Sunday evening to Monday morning, the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute (ČHMÚ) warns. Pavements and roadways may become slippery, and people should be careful. The warning applies mainly to Prague, Central Bohemia, South Bohemia, Pilsen, Karlovy Vary, Ústí nad Labem, Liberec, Hradec Kralove, Pardubice, and Vysočina regions.

The warning is limited from 18:00 on Sunday to 08:00 on Monday. According to the ČHMÚ, people who have mobility problems should limit their movements.

There is a risk of traffic problems and increased accidents on untreated roads. Drivers are advised to monitor traffic reports and drive very carefully.

A frontal system is moving into the Czech Republic from central Europe and will continue to move eastward, followed by cold air moving in from the northwest. 

On Sunday, temperatures will range between 0 and 4 °C, with around -3 °C at 1000 m in the mountains. Snow will mainly fall in the country’s eastern half, with mixed or rain showers at altitudes below 400 m.

Meteorologists expect temperatures of +1 to -3 °C at night on Monday and up to -5 °C in the west. These are “ideal temperatures” for ice formation. During the day, it will be mostly cloudy, with snow showers or occasional snow showers in places, with more frequent snowfall in the east and the mountains in the north at first. Temperatures will range from -1 to +3 °C, with temperatures reaching -5 °C at 1000 m in the mountains.