This week it will freeze during the day, at Christmas it will probably warm up

Updates: 06.12.2021 18:06

Prague – The Czechia is waiting for winter weather this week, it will freeze and snow. In the coming weeks, including the Christmas holidays, however, it is likely to warm slightly. Maximum temperatures this week will be around zero and nighttime minimum temperatures will usually be around minus four degrees Celsius. With little clouds and snow, the temperatures will drop even lower. This was stated on Facebook by the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute (CHMI). In the forecast for this week, meteorologists warn that ice and frost may occasionally form at night and in the morning. At the beginning of next week, however, temperatures during the day can reach up to seven degrees above zero, especially in the Czech Republic.

“We will not warm up much in the coming days,” meteorologists said. According to them, however, temperatures are only slightly below the long-term norms for this period. They point to larger fluctuations, for example, in the town of Kiruna in northern Sweden, where they now expect highs of around minus 25 degrees Celsius, which is about 20 degrees below the climate normal, they noted.

Colder air has been flowing through the Czechia since Thursday, on the weekend the mountains, but also Prague and its surroundings, were covered with snow. Meteorologists expect snowfall this week as well. Today it should snow especially in the east of the country and in the mountains, the highest daily temperatures will be between minus one degree and three degrees Celsius, in the mountains around minus five degrees Celsius. Similar temperatures will prevail on Tuesday, the lowest night temperatures will be from minus one degree to minus five degrees Celsius, with reduced clouds and snow cover around minus eight degrees Celsius.

On Wednesday, the lowest night temperatures reach up to minus six, with reduced clouds and snow cover again up to minus eight degrees Celsius. It will snow only occasionally, freezing mists may also form. It will also blow more, in the Bohemian-Moravian Highlands and South Moravia in places with shocks of about 54 kilometers per hour.

On Thursdays and Fridays it will be cloudy to cloudy, it will snow in most areas, and in positions below 400 meters the precipitation will be temporary and mixed. Meteorologists expect the lowest night temperatures on Thursday between zero and minus four degrees and on Friday between minus two to minus six degrees Celsius. The highest daily temperatures will be between minus one and plus three degrees on Thursdays and Fridays.

At the end of the week, however, it starts to warm up again. By the end of this week and the beginning of the next, according to the CHMI, there will be minus one to plus four degrees during the day, and in the Czech Republic the temperature may even rise to plus seven degrees. Even at night, temperatures in the Czech Republic can get above zero.

Warming is likely to continue during the week of Christmas. While this week CHMI assumes a weekly average daily temperature of around one degree above zero in its monthly outlook, in the next two weeks – between 13 and 26 December – the weekly average maximum daily temperatures will rise to about plus three degrees. Only at the turn of the year, in the week from December 27 to January 2 – the weekly average daily temperatures will drop to plus two degrees.

Source: České noviny – hlavní události by

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