The frost returned to the Giant Mountains, ten centimeters of snow fell on the ridges


Updates: 05.01.2022 09:28

Špindlerův Mlýn (Trutnov Region) – After six days of warming and rain, frosty weather and snowfall returned to the highest Czech mountains, the Giant Mountains. Up to ten centimeters of snow fell on the mountain ridges, and temperatures tonight in the peaks have dropped a few degrees below zero, according to information from meteorologists and the mountain service.

“There is about 20 to 50 centimeters of snow on the ridges of the Krkonoše Mountains. A weak layer of snow fell even in the lower parts of the mountains.

At 1603 meters high Sněžka this morning was minus four degrees below zero, at Luční bouda at 1415 meters above sea level there were minus three degrees. In Pec pod Sněžkou, the temperature was around zero.

The ski lifts are waiting for it to cool down and snow, whose snow has thinner on the slopes. Due to the flood, ski lifts had to close some less snow-covered slopes, and some resorts canceled night skiing. From Thursday, it should freeze in the Giant Mountains during the day. At night, temperatures should drop to minus eight degrees Celsius, which would allow skiers to fully launch the artificial snow on the slopes.

Today, a strong wind is also expected in the mountains with gusts of up to 70 kilometers per hour. Due to strong winds, the upper section of the cable car to Sněžka did not start today. It can be operated up to a wind speed of 60 kilometers per hour. The wind did not limit the operation of other cable cars in the Giant Mountains.

The lowest first degree of avalanche danger from the five-part scale still applies in the avalanche cadastres of the Krkonoše Mountains.


Source: České noviny – hlavní události by www.ceskenoviny.cz.

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