Wave of storms set to cross Czech Republic on Monday

Forecasters say that the current extreme heat will continue in the eastern part of the Czech Republic until Monday evening, with a wave of storms bringing strong winds, hail and heavy rain showers expected to cross the country from west to east in the course of the day. Record temperatures for July 28 were seen at over 110 Czech weather stations on Sunday, which was the hottest day of the year so far. Among the places where records were broken was Prague’s Karlov, which registered 37.5 degrees Celsius. Dozens of 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.