Snow is forecast in most of the country this week after winter weather warnings were extended, according to a regular forecast issued by the Czech Hydro-Meteorological Institution.
On Tuesday, January 5, the meteorologists expect rains, cloudy weather, and snowfalls in the mountains. Daytime air temperatures will range between 0 and 5 degrees Celsius.
However, things will get frostier across the county later in the week as temperatures continue to plummet.
Wednesday, it will be cloudy again, with scattered rain or snow showers and day temperatures between -1 and 3 degrees Celsius.
On Thursday, the sky will clear up a little. Daytime air temperatures will range between -1 and 3 degrees Celsius, while at night it is expected to go down to -4 degrees Celsius.
Friday should be cloudy to overcast throughout the Czech Republic from the early afternoon on, with freezing rain or snow in parts of Moravia. Maximum daily temperatures of -2 to 2 degrees Celsius are expected.
Sunday and Saturday are expected to be partly cloudy to overcast, with occasional snow showers. Daytime temperatures will range between -3 and + 2 degrees Celsius.
Snow in the lowlands in January has been a rarity in recent years. The last time Prague citizens saw their city covered in white was in January 2010 – with 28 cm of snow and on January 10, 2013 (more than 20 centimeters).
In the last three years, January has brought only two days with low snow to the center of Prague.