Almost all of Slovakia is affected by STORMS today!

Illustrative picture for the article Strong wind, downpour and even hail: Almost the whole of Slovakia is affected by STORMS today!

The calm weather will suddenly change. Meteorologists warn of strong storms.

The calm weather will suddenly change. Meteorologists warn of strong storms.

Illustrative picture for the article Strong wind, downpour and even hail: Almost the whole of Slovakia is affected by STORMS today!

“In our area, we need to prepare again for a significant worsening of the weather. After a calm Wednesday, a very stormy Thursday awaits us, which will bring relatively more significant storms to many parts of our territory. Those will be taken care of by the cold front that will move across Europe in the coming hours,” informs the portal iMeteo.sk.

Storms in almost all of Slovakia

A cold front with storms will move through Europe. On Thursday morning, storms should prevail in the Czech Republic. Subsequently, they will begin to strengthen at the head of the cold front and in the afternoon they will advance through Moravia and Austria over Slovakia and also over Poland.

“Storms should hit western Slovakia in the afternoon, and during the evening the storms will begin to move across central Slovakia towards the east. Storms should arrive in the east only after sunset,” adds iMeteo.sk.

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Heavy downpours with hail

He also warns against storms Slovak Hydrometeorological Institute (SHMÚ). Meteorologists have issued warnings of the first level for almost the entire territory of Slovakia.

Thus, storms will certainly not be avoided in the entire Bratislava, Banskobystricky, Trenčín, Nitra, Trnava and Žilina regions. The warning is also issued for the districts of Poprad and Rožňava.

Thunderstorms may be associated with heavy downpours of 20 to 30 millimeters per 30 minutes. According to the issued warning, wind gusts of 18 to 23 m/s (65 to 85 km/h) and hail should also be expected.

Lots of lightning

“Wind can cause minor damage to vegetation and objects (breaking tree branches, falling of weaker trees, minor damage to building roofs, etc.). Flying debris and unsecured objects pose a risk to human health,” informs SHMÚ with the fact that a continuous layer of hail on the road may temporarily limit road traffic.

“Prepare for storms to bring stronger gusty winds and heavy rainfall, especially to the west. The storms will also be characterized by relatively significant lightning activity,” warns the portal iMeteo.sk.

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