Warning Issued for Persistent Rainfall in the Czech Republic

Meteorologists in the Czech Republic have warned about persistent heavy rains expected to hit the country’s western regions. This alert follows forecasts predicting intense downpours leading to rising river levels. The warning is valid until further notice, as heavy storms are anticipated in Moravia and Silesia as early as Thursday afternoon.

The slowly moving storms, which may repeat, could be accompanied by heavy rainfall, with cumulative amounts of around 30 millimetres per hour, according to the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute (ČHMÚ). There may even be occurrences of small hailstones. The warning applies to the Moravian-Silesian regions and parts of the Zlín and Olomouc regions until 6 PM.

In the western half of Bohemia, meteorologists expect heavy and persistent rain on Friday, with totals of up to 60, locally even 80 millimetres. This will lead to rising river levels. Rivers originating in the Upper Ohře basin and the Bohemian Forest, such as Mže or Radbuza, could reach the second level of flood activity.

Meteorologists caution, “During Saturday, there will be sharp rises in water levels with the possibility of exceeding even the third degree of flood activity.” The situation will be further refined by meteorologists. The heavy rainfall will be associated with a low-pressure area that will persist over Central Europe. According to the forecast, cloudiness and precipitation should gradually decrease in the second half of next week.

This is a critical warning for those living in the affected regions. The public is advised to stay updated on the weather conditions and take necessary precautions.