There will be strong winds, meteorologists warn

On Wednesday, the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute (ČHMÚ) warned against strong winds, heavy rain, and floods. The rain is expected to fall mainly in southern Bohemia, with strong winds also expected in Prague and Vysočina.

A high-risk flood warning is in force from 6 pm on Wednesday until Friday morning, mainly in the border districts of the South Bohemia and Pilsen regions.

“The combination of heavier rain, melting snow, and stronger winds will lead to rising levels of rivers draining the Šumava and the Bohemian Forest,” meteorologists said, adding that the levels may rise to the first or second level of flood activity.

The warning for other areas of South Bohemia and Pilsen regions and the Příbram region in central Bohemia has the exact timing but a lower level of danger.

Rain is expected in southern Bohemia, mainly from Wednesday evening until early Thursday afternoon. Meteorologists expect rainfall totals of over 30 mm in six hours or over 50 mm in 24 hours.

There should be strong winds throughout Thursday. Westerly winds could reach 65 to 75 km/h in gusts. Wind warnings are in force for Prague, Central Bohemia, South Bohemia, Pilsen, Karlovy Vary, Ústí nad Labem, Pardubice, Vysočina, and South Moravia.

The wind is also related to the Mountain Service’s warning about avalanche danger in the Krkonoše Mountains. This could rise from the current second to the third degree.

Meteorologists warn that strong winds may also threaten over the weekend.