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Czech experiences record high temperature
Last Updated(Beijing Time):2012-08-21 03:10

Czech Republic experienced an extreme heat weather on Monday, with a record 40.4 degree Celsius's temperature appeared in Dobrichovice, southwest of Prague.

According to the Czech Hydrometeorologic Institute, the so far historical maximum was 40.2 degrees registered in Prague-Uhrineves on July 27, 1983.

"Local record high temperatures have been beaten at more than a half of meteorological stations (across the country)," an expert from the Czech Hydrometeorologic Institute said.

In Dobrichovice, the temperature exceeded the 12-year-old local record by 4.8 degrees, while in Rez u Prahy, north of Prague, the temperature reached record 40 degrees. In Kopisty and in Doksany, both north Bohemia, the temperature climbed up to 39.3 and 39.1 degrees, far above the 12-year-old local records of 35.9 and 36.2.

According to the Czech Hydrometeorologic Institute's forecast, the current extraordinary heats have been caused by an inflow of tropic air from Morocco and the Pyrenean peninsula, it will last the whole week, the temperature is to exceed 30 degrees on Tuesday and Friday.

High temperature and drought will gradually increase the risk of dissemination of fires. The government has issued warning from fires for the whole country.

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