Warm Sunday breaks temperature records across Czechia

The weather forecast announces a warm start of the week, then gradually cooler temperatures.

Expats.cz Staff

Written by Expats.cz Staff Published on 17.10.2022 10:15:00 (updated on 17.10.2022) Reading time: 1 minute

This past Sunday was not only a splendid showcase of "babí léto", or granny summer but also one of the warmest on record, ČTK reports, citing the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute (ČHMÚ).

Nineteen out the roughly 160 weather stations that have been operating for at least 30 years in the Czech Republic measured yesterday the warmest Oct. 16 on record. The warmest temperature nationwide was measured in Strakonice, with 25 degrees Celsius.

Several other locations also hovered around the 24 degrees Celsius mark, such as České Budějovice-Rožnov, with 24.2 degrees, and Husinc in Central Bohemia with 24.1 degrees. A temperature record fell in Vráž na Písecko, which saw temperatures 24 degrees Celsius in the afternoon.

The highest average monthly temperature in October, namely 11 Celsius, was recorded in 1966 and 2001. The coldest was in 1974, when the average monthly temperature was 4 degrees Celsius, Infomet.cz reports.

This year, on the other hand, started with record-breaking temperatures, iDnes reports. The New Year's maximum of 15.7 degrees Celsius, measured in Kopisty na Mostecko, surpassed a previous record of 14.5 degrees recorded in 1936 and was the highest temperature in the entire republic measured on this day. 

According to ČHMÚ, warm temperatures will continue on Monday, with highs hovering around 20 degrees Celsius and lows of 10 degrees. The highs will slightly drop to around 18 degrees on Tuesday, when it starts to rain. The rest of the week will be sunny but much chillier, with highs of 9 to 13 degrees Celsius on Thursday and Friday, and 10 to 14 degrees Celsius on the weekend, which will likely also see some rain.

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