Temperatures reached record highs on Saturday
Temperatures around the Czech Republic reached record highs on Saturday. According to the Czech Hydro-Meteorological Institute August 8th was the warmest day of the year so far with the highest temperature, 39.8 degrees Celsius, recorded in Husinec-Řež and in the town of Dobřichovice near Prague. Temperature records were broken at most of the 140 monitoring stations around the country, with 18 of them recording temperature over 38 degrees Celsius. The highest temperature ever recorded in the Czech Republic was 40.4 degrees Celsius in Dobřichovice on August 20th 2012. Temperatures should cool down a little on Sunday but next week is still expected to stay unusually warm and dry.