The Czech Republic experienced the coldest morning of this winter so far. In addition to southern Bohemia, meteorologists also recorded low temperatures in the Pilsen Region, the southern half of the Central Bohemian Region and the Vysočina. The temperature also dropped to minus 15 degrees in South Moravian Dyjákovice, the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute reported on Facebook.
The following days of this week will warm up slightly, although the nights will remain frosty, but the minimums will mostly be around five degrees below zero.
Monday morning was probably the coldest of the entire week, on Tuesday morning the temperatures may drop to eight to ten degrees Celsius, in other nights it will be down to minus five degrees, only rarely even minus seven. The highest daily temperatures will hover around zero.
“The snow that fell last weekend will remain like this or will only slowly melt,” added the ČHMÚ staff.
Last weekend, the Czech Republic was hit by intense and persistent snowfall, which caused problems in transport and electricity supply. The South Bohemian region has declared a state of calamity due to impassable roads.
For the night from Sunday to Monday, a severe frost warning was in effect for the entire republic, from the afternoon meteorologists warn of snow tongues in the eastern half of the country, snowdrifts may form in the Highlands and northern mountains.
While the meteorological winter is always from December 1, the astronomical winter starts before Christmas. This year, the winter solstice falls on December 22.