The Czech Hydrometeorological Institute has extended the previously announced severe heat warning.
Now it is valid until late evening (until 21:00) on Monday, July 10.
Forecasters expect the air in the country to warm above 31°C on Monday, while in the South Moravian region the temperature will reach 34°C.
Doctors recommend residents to drink plenty of fluids (without sugar and caffeine), avoid alcohol and fatty foods, not to spend a long time outdoors, limit physical activity, choose clothing made of light natural materials.
Older people and children are particularly at risk.
Saturday broke temperature records for July 8 at 9 of the 160 monitoring stations around the country. The highest temperature for that day was registered in Plzen where it reached 34 degrees Celsius.
In view of the dry and extremely hot weather there is a ban on lighting fires outdoors and mounted police are patrolling the Bohemian Switzerland National Park which was ravaged by a devastating fire last year.
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