Record temperatures of over 17 degrees Celsius recorded on February 16

Friday, February 16, broke temperature records at 23 monitoring stations around the country, with highs of 17.4 degrees Celsius, according to data from the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute. The data comes from 165 locations which have been monitoring temperatures for at least thirty years. The record high temperatures were mainly from the Šumava region in southern Bohemia. Overall, the beginning of February in Czechia was the warmest in more than a century with an average temperature of 6.7 degrees Celsius. The pollen season has also started earlier this year due to the unseasonably warm weather.