February 1929: Czech record low temperature of -42C registered

Litvínovice

On 11 February 1929 a temperature of -42.2 was registered at Litvínovice in South Bohemia. It was the lowest temperature since records began in Bohemia and Moravia.

Winter 1929 in Mnichovice | Photo: Archive of City of Mnichovice

The winter of 1929 was one of the coldest since records began in today’s Czechia and Slovakia. On 11 February 1929, temperatures fell well below -30 °C. The absolute lowest temperature was recorded in Litvínovice near České Budějovice at -42.2 degrees Celsius. In Jablunkov, in the very east of Moravia, the temperature dropped to -41.5 degrees Celsius.

Period press reports refer to major transport problems, including restrictions on the railway line between Prague and Bratislava, and a local transport collapse in Brno. In the Olomouc Region 70 percent of wild animals reportedly did not survive the deep freeze.

Illustrative photo: SBCCN,  Pixabay,  Pixabay License
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