Saturday sees heavy storms and fresh temperature records

Saturday saw both heavy storms and record temperatures in the Czech Republic. Fire brigades were called out in many places, particularly in Bohemia, to pump water out of flooded cellars and remove fallen trees following intense rainfall, while a rock music festival at Milovice in Central Bohemia was briefly brought to a halt by strong winds. Several places in Moravia saw fresh temperature records for June 13, including Karviná, where it was 34.3 degrees Celsius. Forecasters said Moravia would likely see storms on Sunday.

Author: Ian Willoughby