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Prague saying goodbye to a record hot summer

Since measurements began in Czechia almost two and a half centuries ago, there has not been a summer as hot as this year’s in Prague, when daily average temperatures reached 22.9 degrees Celsius.

In the former Jesuit monastery called the Klementinum, there has been a weather station since 1775. The monastery’s meteorological records indicate that temperatures this year have been ’extremely above normal’, with June being the hottest month of the summer.

The previous record set last summer, with an average temperature of
22.7 degrees during the period
from the beginning of June
to the end of August.
The third highest average summer temperature was measured in 2003,
at 22.4 degrees in the Czech capital, while the fourth hottest summer was
in 2015, at 22.3 degrees. The previous record average summer temperature, measured in 1834 at 22.1 degrees,
had remained uncontested
for almost 170 years.

The Czech Republic is also suffering a record drought this year, according to the Czech Academy of Science, 99 percent of the country’s territory has not had enough rainfall.

The annual average temperature in Prague was 12.8 degrees Celsius in 2018, which is 3.2 degrees higher than the average for the period 1774–2014 Photo: Shutterstock

Source: MTI – Hungarian News Agency

Further information: Expats.cz

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