Czech Republic plagued by smog

The Czech Republic is plagued by air pollution and adverse weather conditions. The industrialized regions of northern Moravia, central Bohemia and Ústí are among the worst hit, with pollution levels exceeding legal limits. The city of Plzeň experienced the fallout of condensated waste vapour, known as “industrial snow”. The authorities in cities across the Czech Republic have declared smog alerts, restricting traffic and industrial production. Several flights to and from Prague’s Ruzyně airport have been cancelled. Meteorologists have warned that the situation is not likely to improve before the end of the week.

Author: Jan Richter