Sunday’s heatwave sets new record for June

Sunday’s heatwave set a new temperature record in the Czech Republic for the month of June. The monitoring station in Řež near Prague registered a temperature of 39 degrees Celsius. The previous record set in 2019 at the Doksany station in the Ústí nad Labem region was one tenth lower. The June record was broken at ten monitoring stations active for at least 30 years, with 60 stations rewriting the record for June 19. The oldest station in the country, Prague's Klementinum, where the thermometer showed 36.9 degrees, also set a new high for that day. Klementinum in the centre of Prague has been monitoring the weather continuously since 1775.