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Heatwaves in Europe. Nearly 40 degrees in the Czech Republic. There was little left of the record

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Nearly -40 degrees Celsius heat was recorded on Saturday in several Czech towns, according to the local hydrometeorological institute. It was hottest in the northwest, in the western and central parts of the country.

Saturday was the warmest day of the year in the Czech Republic so far. The temperature in most places was between 31 and 35 degrees Celsius, but there were places where it soared much higher. The National Hydrometeorological Institute reported that 38.6 degrees Celsius was recorded in Plzeň-Bolevci and Rzeż near Prague, with the first of these places breaking the heat record for July 15. This record day of the month was also in the Doksany commune, where the temperature reached 38.4 degrees Celsius.

It was short of the record

So far in the Czech Republic, the highest temperature on July 15, 36.8 degrees Celsius, was measured in 2007 in Poděbrady. The absolute heat record in the Czech Republic is 40.4 degrees Celsius, which was measured in Dobrzichovice on August 20, 2012.

Record temperature values ​​were measured in about 100 of the 160 places where data has been collected for at least 30 years, according to social media.

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Heat alerts are in place in Eastern Bohemia on Sunday. Temperatures could reach 30 degrees early next week. Monday is supposed to be stormy, and from Thursday on thermometers should be a maximum of 26-28 degrees Celsius.

Saturday turned out to be the hottest day this year also in our country. The highest temperature recorded is 35.5 degrees Celsius.

PAP, ČHMÚ, meteoalarm.org, tvnmeteo.pl

Main photo source: Shutterstock (Illustrations), Facebook/Český hydrometeorologický ústav

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