Warning of Intense Storms to Cross the Czech Republic

Meteorologists have issued a warning about intense storms set to sweep across the Czech Republic. The storm belt will traverse our territory from southwest to northeast, and meteorologists caution that these storms could be accompanied by torrential rain, hail, and strong winds.

The storms are projected to strike the Czech Republic on Thursday evening and continue into the night on Friday. Initially, the storms will form sparsely on Thursday afternoon, according to the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute (ČHMÚ). The band of intense storms will arrive later in the afternoon.

These storms pose a risk mainly due to wind gusts between 65 and 80 kilometres per hour. Given the saturated terrain, these winds are more likely to uproot trees. “Hail will appear to a lesser extent, and short-term totals around 25 millimetres, which can locally flood lower-lying areas and swell smaller streams in heavily saturated areas,” meteorologists note.

The warning is adequate from 17:00 on Thursday to 02:00 on Friday night. It applies to Vysočina, South Bohemia, Pardubice, Olomouc, Moravian-Silesian regions, and parts of Plzeň, Central Bohemia, Hradec Králové, South Moravia, and Zlín regions.

Stay safe and heed the warning to avoid any unfortunate incidents. The storms may be intense, but they will pass, and we will weather it together as always.