The severe frosts that have gripped the Czech Republic show no signs of abating. Meteorologists from the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute (ČHMÚ) updated their warning on Wednesday, forecasting intense frosts in Moravia, Silesia, and regions in the south and southeast of Bohemia.
“From Wednesday evening to Thursday morning, temperatures at night and in the morning will drop below -12 °C, especially in the southeastern half of the country. In the northeast, temperatures may occasionally drop to around -15 °C,” the meteorologists reported.
This warning differs from the previous frost warning, which expired on Wednesday morning, in that it does not apply to the whole Czech Republic. Originally, meteorologists had anticipated frosts over a smaller area – in the country’s northeast, Highlands, and south of Bohemia. The new warning expands to include additional regions west of Bohemia and across Moravia.
The warning applies to the Highlands, the Moravian-Silesian, Olomouc, Zlín, South Moravian and South Bohemian regions, and parts of the Pardubice, Plzeň, and Central Bohemia regions until Thursday morning.
According to meteorologists, the frosts should be milder in the following days, and daytime temperatures should hover around zero. At the same time, smog remains in effect throughout the Moravian-Silesian region due to deteriorated dispersion conditions caused by a strong inversion and minimal wind flow.
In Prague, a flood watch will be in force until Wednesday evening. In Český Krumlov, the Vltava water level will continue to fluctuate around the third degree of flood activity due to manipulating the Lipno reservoir water level.