Temperature records set around Czech Republic

Record temperatures for July 28 were seen at over 110 weather stations around the Czech Republic on Sunday, which forecasters said could turn out to be the hottest day of the year. Among the places where records were broken was Prague’s Karlov, which registered 37.5 degrees Celsius. Some 15 people were treated in the capital after collapsing due to the heat. There were long queues at outdoor swimming pools around the country, with some pools registering record attendance, the Czech News Agency reported. Forecasters say the current extreme heat will continue in the eastern part of the Czech Republic until Monday evening. A wave of storms bringing strong winds, hail and heavy rain showers is expected to cross the country from west to east in the course of Monday.

Author: Ian Willoughby