published: 24.12.2013, 17:47 | updated: 24.12.2013 18:02:55
Prague - Record high temperatures were registered at several sites in the Czech Republic today, according to data of the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute released to CTK.
The absolutely highest temperatures were registered in north Moravia: 13.2 degrees centigrade in Bohumin-Zablati, where daily temperature has been monitored for 57 years, and 12.3 in Ostrava-Poruba, where temperature has been measured for 45 years. In both cases the record from 1973 was beaten (12.4 and 11.2 degrees centigrade, respectively).
Meteorologists say temperatures may even slightly rise.
Several temperature records were reported on Monday as well.
Besides, meteorologists warn of strong wind in the Zlin region, south Moravia, as well as the Olomouc and Moravian-Silesian regions, north Moravia.
The strongest wind is now in the Jeseniky and Beskydy Mountains, north Moravia, reaching up to 30 m/s or 108 km/h and it might be even stronger on the mountain ridge outside the stations.
Very high temperature for this time of the year was also measured in the Sumava mountains, situated in west and south Bohemia.
The Prague record high temperature on December 24, 1977 (12.9 degrees centigrade measured in Klementiunum in the city centre) was not beaten today.
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