Meteorologists Issue Snow Warnings in the Czech Republic

The weekend is expected to bring the first bout of cold winter weather to the Czech Republic with up to 15 centimeters of snow in places and day temperatures hovering around zero.

Temperatures will drop to -7 degrees Celsius at night and drivers have been warned to expect icy conditions.

The Czech Hydrometeorological Institute has issued a warning about snowfall. It is expected in some regions of the country on November 18 and 19.

A warning for low-level snowfall is in effect from 20:00 on Friday until 18:00 on Saturday for the Vysočina, Ústí, Karlovy Vary, Plzeň, Central Bohemia, South Bohemia and South Moravia regions.

Between 5 and 15 centimetres of snow may fall there during this period.

In addition, forecasters have warned that the night of Sunday, November 20, will be quite frosty. Depending on the region, overnight temperatures will range from -8 to -12°C.

Drivers should expect snowdrifts and the fact that less frequented roads may be impassable.

The current spell of cold and wet weather has already brought the season’s first snow to most of the country’s mountainous regions.


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