“On Friday morning, after a temporary warming, there was from a discontinuous cover to 2 cm of snow on the ridge of Šumava, and in the Giant Mountains there was also from a discontinuous cover to approx. 5 cm of snow. The Polish Meteorological Station on Sněžka even reports up to 12 cm,” wrote the ČHMÚ on Facebook on Friday afternoon.
According to meteorologists, it should cool down again from Friday and the precipitation on the mountains will gradually change from the west at heights above 1000 meters to mixed and snowy.
“Snowfall during the night of tomorrow (Saturday) and tomorrow is only expected in positions from 600 meters, and it is in these positions that snowfall should alternate with rain and snow,” said Borovička.
The meteorologists on the networks also stated that on Saturday, especially in the highest places of our mountains, a continuous snow cover should form and especially on the ridges of the Šumava Mountains, where up to 10 cm of new snow could fall.
“Essentially, we are almost certain that snowflakes will fall without rain in locations up to 700 meters above sea level. It is true that in the west the limit could be a little lower than in the east,” Borovička told iDNES.cz. “Tomorrow (Saturday) it will probably snow in the east of the territory – the Moravian-Silesian, Zlín and South Moravian regions – from the 700 meters,” he added.
“Snowfall may still occur on Sunday, especially in the mountains in the north-east of the territory, but it will stop from the south-west and the clouds will gradually break,” meteorologists warned on Facebook.
According to them, next week, snowfall should occur mainly in the mountains, especially in the second half of the week again from higher altitudes. They also did not rule out that the snow limit could be a little lower than the mentioned 700 and 600 meters. According to Borovička, the ČHMÚ will refine the data, according to him, the second half of the week should be colder.
According to the ČHMÚ, there is significantly more snow in the Alps, especially at heights above 2,200 meters above sea level, where around 50 centimeters of snow should already be lying by now. “In the highest locations, there are already places where the height of the snow cover exceeds the value of 1 meter,” meteorologists inform.
According to them, there should be very good conditions for skiing in the glacier ski areas, but they expect more clouds and snow during the weekend. “It should snow the most in the central part of the Alps on the border of Switzerland, France and Italy,” concluded the CHMÚ forecast on the networks.