Summer sizzler in Czechia: Temperatures to soar above 25 degrees

Thunderstorms are expected in isolated places this weekend, with increasing chances next week. Staff

Written by Staff Published on 15.06.2023 12:03:00 (updated on 15.06.2023) Reading time: 2 minutes

Daytime temperatures this weekend will rise above 25 degrees Celsius across Czechia. The mornings will have a few clouds, but in the afternoon some places will see rain and even thunderstorms, the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute (ČHMÚ) said in its forecast. Next week will be even warmer, hitting up to 30 degrees.

The thunderstorms will not be strong enough to meet the criteria for issuing a warning. “They will take the form of individual cells, moving relatively slowly, which can be dangerous if more than one passes through one place,” ČHMÚ said on Facebook.

They will begin to form in the northern mountains and will progress to the southeast to the east, then disappear in the evening. There could be places that get up to 25 mm of precipitation in a short time, wind gusts, or small hailstones.

“Maybe tomorrow will be more interesting, at least in terms of wind gusts. However, we will probably have to wait a few more days for really dangerous storms,” the ČHMÚ added.

It will be partly cloudy on Saturday during the day. The night temperatures will range between 8 and 12 degrees, rising to 22 to 26 degrees during the day. Daily temperatures will be around 21 degrees in the northeast.

On Sunday, it will also be clear to partly clear in the morning. During the day, it will become cloudy in the northeast. Night temperatures will be the same as on Saturday, during the day it will be a degree warmer. Both days have a chance of rain and thunderstorms.

Gradual warming and similar weather will continue into next week. Meteorologists predict up to 29 degrees on Monday, and up to 32 degrees in the following days. There should also be some rain, with increasing chances of thunderstorms as the week progresses.

Czech weather lore states that if it rained on St. Medard’s Day (June 8), the following 40 days would also be wet. This year, there was rain in parts of Czechia on that day, but weather sayings (pranostiky) are largely based on superstition. A similar but less popular saying is that if it rains on June 19, the feast of Sts. Gervais and Protasius, it will rain for 40 days, so there is no escaping wet weather.

Other sayings include that a warm June means a warm September, and that if June is more dry than wet, an abundance of good wine will be produced.

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