Between five and six in the afternoon, the Pilsen firefighters rode out of at least ten fallen trees. Other trips soon followed. “Several dozen trees fell on the cycle path between the villages of Dobřív and Strašice. The trail will be closed for an unknown time. We have not reported any injuries,” said Petr Poncar, a spokesman for the Pilsen Region fire brigade.
Police report fallen trees in all parts of the Czech Republic. So far, the most trips are reported in the South Bohemian Region. Due to trees falling on the tracks, there is limited railway traffic in some places in the Czech Republic. Hail fell in Žďár nad Sázavou.
Lightning storms are reported on the line between Klatovy and Mnichový Hradiště on Friday evening, as is the case in the Tábor region, as you can see on the map below:
“The first storms crossed the Hradec Králové region, we record about 20 technical assistance in removing fallen trees, especially in the Rychnov region,” the local firefighters informed.
“In the afternoon and evening, especially in southern and eastern Bohemia and in the western and northwestern regions of Moravia and Silesia, storms are expected, which can be exceptionally strong, accompanied mainly by strong gusts of wind (around 70 km / h) and hail,” said the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute. (CHMI).
“On Saturday night, the storms will turn into more permanent precipitation, which can be heavy during Saturday, especially in the Olomouc and Moravian-Silesian regions,” added the experts.
In the northeast of the republic, due to heavy rain, there is a risk of rising river levels during Saturday. In most cases, the water should rise “only” to the first stage of flood activity, but especially on smaller streams, the rises may be more pronounced.
From Friday half past eight in the evening until half past ten at night, a warning of very strong storms applies in some areas of the Vysočina region. “There is a very strong storm in the Havlíčkův Brod region, accompanied by hailstones over 2 centimeters in diameter, torrential rains and gusts of wind. The storm is advancing east to Žďársko,” the CHMI writes in an updated warning.
In other parts of the Czech Republic, warnings about strong storms apply. This applies to the entire Vysočina region and the Pardubice and South Bohemian regions. Furthermore, parts of the Hradec Králové, Central Bohemia, Pilsen, Moravian-Silesian, Olomouc and South Moravian regions. The warning is valid until midnight, in some places until two in the morning on Saturday.
Heavy rain applies from midnight on Friday to another 18 hours parts of the Pardubice, South Moravian and Zlín regions and the entire Olomouc and Moravian-Silesian region.
Flood vigilance applies from Saturday morning for parts of the Olomouc and Moravian-Silesian regions and also for Rabbits in the Pardubice region.