Sprinkler Vehicles Cool Off Hotter-than-Rome Prague

Passerby in Old Town Square got wet and wild today as sprinkler vehicles dispatched a refreshing mist over red-hot cobblestones

Expats.cz Staff Jason Pirodsky

Written by Expats.cz StaffJason Pirodsky Published on 21.06.2017 16:39:48 (updated on 21.06.2017) Reading time: 1 minute

This week already saw the hottest day of the year—forecasts reached 34.9°C on Tuesday, warmer than in Rome where temps measured 33°C yesterday. Now Czech meteorologists are predicting even steamier weather, and the city is ready.

From today, Prague’s Technical Communications Department (TSK) has ordered fifteen sprinkler vehicles to hit the streets of the Czech capital. By the looks of this video from iDnes.tv, tourists in Old Town Square appreciated the refreshing mist.

According to the publication, spraying vehicles are dispatched when temperatures exceed 25°C over a minimum of three consecutive days or when increased concentrations of ground-level ozone and heavy dust are present.

The sprinklers on wheels depart at 11am and complete four circuits from Prague 1-15. They have already made an appearance in May and June of this year.

Tomorrow could see temps spiking to 35°C with “perceived temperature” reaching 38°C, which would break a 17-year-old record, say meteorolgists.

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