This year’s June was one of the warmest in the Czech Republic in the last six decades. At the same time, it was rich in precipitation, but there were large regional differences and it rained more in Bohemia than in Moravia.
The average monthly air temperature reached 18.7 degrees Celsius last month, which is 2.2 degrees above the so-called normal from 1991 to 2020, meteorologists said on their information website on Tuesday.
“We assess June 2022 in the territory of the Czech Republic as strongly above normal in terms of temperature and above normal in terms of precipitation. The average length of sunshine this month was 206 hours,” meteorologists summarized.
Czechs experienced the warmest June so far since 1961 in 2019 when the average temperature was 20.7 degrees. Conversely, meteorologists recorded the lowest average temperature for June in 1985, which was only 13 degrees.
Also according to measurements in Prague’s Klementinum, where they have been monitoring the weather for almost two and a half centuries, June this year was exceptionally warm. In the historical tables kept since 1775, he ranks fifth. The average monthly temperature reached 22.3 degrees Celsius at the oldest station in the country.
In the territory of Bohemia, the average June air temperature reached 18.6 degrees, in Moravia and Silesia it was 0.3 degrees higher. The highest daily maximum temperature of 39 degrees was measured on June 19 in Řež near Prague, which also meant a record June temperature since the start of measurements.
The lowest daily minimum, minus 3.6 degrees, was recorded on June 3 by the station Jizerka, peat bog.
Rainfall in June was more than usual in the past decades. The average monthly total of 101 millimeters, or 101 liters per square meter. The most precipitation fell in the South Bohemian and Central Bohemian regions and in Prague.
June was the least rainy in the Karlovy Vary region. In the Czech Republic, 112 millimeters of rain fell in June, which represents 137 percent of the long-term normal, while Moravia and Silesia finished below average with 79 millimeters.
According to meteorologists, the difference was mainly caused by heavy torrential rainfall at the end of the month, which occurred mainly in the Czech Republic. On June 20, almost 17 millimeters of rain fell in Prague’s Komořany in five minutes.
It also rained extremely in some regions on June 24, when more than 50 millimeters of precipitation fell in one day at 30 stations of the standard network of the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute. More than 100 millimeters in 24 hours fell that day in Komořany and at the Jíloviště station in Central Bohemia.