Beginning of February warmest in more than a century

The beginning of February was the warmest in Czechia in more than 100 years, with an average temperature of 6.7 degrees Celsius, the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute reported. Temperatures of over 15 degrees Celsius in places broke records at monitoring stations around the country in the past week. Meteorologists said the average temperature of 6.7 degrees does not apply to the entire country since data is only collected from monitoring stations that have been in operation for at least 100 years. Most of them are located at lower altitudes.