Prices of older Czech apartments grew by an average 10.9 year-on-year in
February, to around 39,000 per square meter, data from the market monitors
The most expensive properties are in Prague, where the average price per square meter for an old flat stood at 92,000 crowns (3,600 euros.) This is five times more than, for example, in the North Bohemian city of Ústí nad Labe.
According to Ondřej Hon of CeMap, the growth of apartment prices is fueled by a shortage of quality property and low building development in larger towns and cities.
The legendary US singer-songwriter Bob Dylan is set to perform the first of
his three concerts at Prague’s Lucerna Hall on Sunday evening, within his
European 2019 tour.
According to organizers, the concerts will feature some of his best-known hits and a selection from his 2017 album Triplicate.
The 77-year-old Nobel Prize-winner has performed in the Czech Republic repeatedly. He last appeared in Brno in April of last year.
Water reserves in the ground have not been fully replenished over winter,
Jan Daňhelka, deputy director of the Czech Hydro-meteorological Institute,
told the Czech News Agency on Sunday.
Despite above-average precipitation in December and January, most of the country’s rivers are down to fifty percent of normal levels and the Czech Republic is most likely facing another drought.
Last year was the hottest year on the territory of today’s Czech Republic since 1961. The average temperature was 9.6 degrees Celsius, which is 1.7 degrees Celsius higher than the long-term average. Damages caused by the drought amounted to around 11 billion crowns.
Average temperatures for the season are expected in the coming four-week
period, according to the long-term weather forecast issued by the Czech
Hydro-Meteorological Institute issued on Saturday.
The coming week should see temperatures of around 13 degrees Celsius. The first week of May. Towards the end of the four-week period, we can expect day-time highs of around 18 degrees Celsius. Precipitation should also be average for the time of year.
The number of road fatalities in the Czech Republic is above the EU
average, the Czech News Agency reported on Saturday, citing new data from
the European Commission. According to the latest figures, 62 people per one
million residents were killed on Czech roads in 2018, as compared to the EU
average of 49 deaths per million.
The Czech Republic dropped six places in the ranking of 28 countries to 21st place, with the number of road deaths increasing by 14 percent year-on-year. Overall, there were 25,100 traffic fatalities in the EU last year and around 135, 000 people suffered serious injuries.
Kenyan long-distance runner Benard Kimeli has won the Prague Half-Marathon.
The defending champion improved his personal best on the 21-kilometer track
to 59 minutes and 7 seconds.
In the women’s race, another Kenyan, Caroline Kipkirui, who now represents Kazakhstan, won with a time of 1:05:44. Jiří Homoláč was the best of Czechs and Europeans, covering the distance in over 64 minutes.
The traditional Easter market opens on Prague’s Old Town Square on
Saturday. Visitors will find stalls selling food and a wide variety of
Easter products including hand-painted eggs, wooden toys and decorated
An outdoor stage has been set up for the performances of choirs, folk music and dance ensembles from around the country. Easter markets also get underway on Wenceslas Square and Náměstí Republiky. They will run until April 28.
Firefighters were called to assist in 216 fires on Thursday, which is four
times more than the average, the Fire Rescue Service informed on its
website. The figure exceeds records set during the extremely hot and dry
summers of 2015 and 2018.
According to the spokeswoman for the Fire Rescue Service, Nicole Zaoralová, fires in the open nature prevail these days and they are mainly caused by peoples negligence when burning garden waste and old grass. Another factor behind the upsurge is the unseasonably dry weather.
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