Weather warning: Heavy snowfall to hit the entire Czech Republic tonight

Meteorologists are predicting blizzard-like conditions and warning drivers to stay off the road. Staff

Written by Staff Published on 17.01.2023 15:22:00 (updated on 17.01.2023) Reading time: 1 minute

Following weeks of unseasonably warm and mild weather, typical winter weather is forecast to hit Czechia late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning.

A winter weather warning is in effect for the entire Czech Republic. Meteorologists warn of lowered visibility, which, especially in parts of Central Bohemia and the Bohemian-Moravian Highlands, can cause major complications in traffic.

According to the forecast of the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute, temperatures will drop to freezing or colder across most of the country Tuesday night, leading to snowfall in the vast majority of the country, including Prague. 

Some regions could see as much as 5 to 12 centimeters of snowfall with snow reaching up to 15 centimeters in some places.

Temperatures are predicted to dip further on Thursday, with Prague forecast to register minus 3 degrees Celsius in the morning, rising only to minus 1 degree Celsius in the afternoon.

Temperatures in the Czech capital won't rise above freezing until Saturday when the warmest forecast temperature is set to be 1 degree Celsius.

Snowfall is expected in the capital, and much of the country, on both Saturday and Sunday.

Meteorologists recommend not driving unless necessary; if you do, make sure to follow the weather and traffic news and factor in extra driving time to your destination. 

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