Heavy storms have hit western Bohemia. Along with them comes hail and wind

Very strong thunderstorms hit the western and northwestern borders of the Czech Republic on Thursday evening. They can be accompanied by large, approximately two-centimeter hail, strong winds and heavy rainfall. Meteorologists have informed about this.

Thursday evening cloud development in the Tachovsk region. Observed from Krízenc towards Český les…

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Thunderstorms, which had been warned by meteorologists days in advance, began to move in from Germany West Bohemia and North-West Frontier Provinces. “Hazlov in Aš, it starts. The thunder is thundering, the wind blows slowly,” Zdeňka Furt TuJe pointed out for the tenth time in the evening on the Facebook page of the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute. “Domažlice and a little more and it’s here,” added Michal Holý.

Firefighters from the Pilsen region announced on Twitter that they were going to Tomaszliko for first interventions. “For now, it’s all about the fallen trees on the roads,” they said.

First impressions are also reported by people South Bohemia. In the next few hours, the storm is expected to intensify in the Czech Republic. According to the weather radar, they have hit Sumava and are expected to continue in a southwesterly direction.

They are accompanied by heavy rain and especially strong winds. According to storm chasers, some nested cells may have the character of a supercell.

Destruction in Germany

Already in the afternoon he faced strong storms West Germany, firefighters in North Rhine-Westphalia and Hesse reported flooded basements, flooded roads and damaged roofs. In some regions, the highest level of alert applies, and some federal states have canceled afternoon and evening events. Public transport was suspended in some places due to the storm.

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Heavy storm hits Germany: Streets flooded, tornadoes reported

Videos later appeared on social media showing the tornado hitting Germany. It should appear at Waldeck-Frankenberg in Hesse, where the storm caused considerable damage.

However, it is still unclear whether the cyclone actually hit the area. Flooded rivers also caused problems in some German cities, with traffic in the center of Kassel and Braunschweig paralyzed by flooded roads.

The warning is valid until morning

From 18:00 tonight until 04:00 Friday 04:00 Friday, a very strong thunderstorm warning applies to the Prague region, the Central Bohemian and South Bohemian regions and the entire Pilsen, Karlovy Vary, Ústí and part of the Liberec regions. In the rest of Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia, strong thunderstorms are possible until 07:00 on Friday.

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