Mountain regions woke up to a snowy morning on Saturday. Overnight, 16 centimeters of snow fell on the peaks of the Šumava, 15 centimeters in the Giant Mountains and up to 6 centimeters of snow in the Jeseníky Mountains. However, according to meteorologist Dagmar Honsová, the snow cover will not last too long, it will gradually melt during Sunday. However, it could snow again next week.
Šumava received the largest amount of snow. There was 16 centimeters of snow on the top of Blatný on Saturday morning. 15 centimeters in the Krkonoše mountains, and the temperatures were just below zero in the morning. It was minus 2.2 degrees Celsius on Sněžka, the measuring station on Sněžka reported.
Due to the strong wind, the temperature is minus 12 degrees, even in the afternoon. Due to the strong wind, the cable car between Růžová hora and Sněžka is also closed. According to current information, the cable car between Pec pod Sněžka and Růžová hora is running.
Snow also fell in Jeseníky. According to meteorologists, it covered mountain tops from an altitude of 1,000 meters. Six centimeters of snow lay on Šerák and Kralické Sněžník.
According to meteorologist Dagmar Honsová, the joy of the snow cover is still premature. “This is the first snow cover, this high, this year. However, it will definitely melt during tomorrowbecause the occlusion front will come and it will rain in the mountains,” Honsová told TN.cz.
She added that mixed precipitation or snow is expected throughout the next week in mountainous areas. In the second half of the week, when temperatures will drop, then, according to Honsová, the snow cover could begin to form again and for some time and endure.