Thunderstorms with heavy rain, hail and strong winds will hit the Czech Republic on Wednesday and Thursday. This came in the wake of a warning published by the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute (ČHMÚ). On Wednesday, the storm will appear in central and northwestern Bohemia. On Thursday, storms will gradually pass over the entire territory of the Czech Republic. It will rain up to 40 mm of precipitation, that is, 40 liters per square meter, and the wind speed will reach 70 kilometers per hour.
Consequences of the storm in Otrokovice
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At the moment, the ČHMÚ warning is in effect from 15:00 to 20:00 in the regions of Central Bohemia, Liberec, Asti, Karlovy Vary and Prague, as well as the northern part of the Pilsen region. Today, meteorologists expect that there will be less rainfall than it was on Thursday, i.e. 30 mm. However, as on Thursday, hail and winds of up to 70 kilometers per hour may appear.
Supercell sample. Thunderstorms swept through parts of Bohemia, accompanied by hail
On Thursday, thunderstorms will first affect the whole of Bohemia, with the warning in effect from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. Then they will move to Moravia and Silesia, where the warning is issued from 15:00 to 21:00. In addition to the cold and wind, there will likely be more rain than today, with a volume of precipitation of up to 40 mm.
According to HMÚ workers, rain today and Thursday could flood small streams and flood basements or tunnels. The wind can then break trees and there is also a risk of injuries from flying objects or hail and lightning. So people should be careful when moving outdoors and when driving a car.