Morning News: Tuesday, January 3, 2023

  • President Miloš Zeman and the First Lady received Prime Minister Petr Fiala and his wife for the traditional New Year’s lunch at Lány Chateau on Monday. The main issues on the agenda were key domestic and foreign policy issues relating to the war in Ukraine, the energy crisis


  • The three-day search for a 40-year-old Czech woman and her three-year-old boy was called off on Monday after a rescue team found their dead bodies in the Giant Mountains not far from the guest house where they were staying. Police are investigating the cause of death.


  • The start of the New Year has kicked off the largest and most successful fund-raiser in the country. The Three Kings Collection, organized by the Catholic charity Caritas, involves thousands of volunteers, most of them children.


  • After a record-warm turn of the year, above-average temperatures will continue into the first week of January. On weekdays, high afternoon temperatures will soar to 10°C, with a cooldown coming over the weekend, Meteorologist Dagmar Honsová said.


  • The record for the highest-ever January temperature in Czechia was broken on New Year’s Day. A balmy 19.6 degrees Celsius was recorded in Javorník in the Olomouc region in the morning, breaking the previous record of 18.8 degrees, recorded in Vaňov in the Ústí nad Labem region on January 29, 2002.

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