Summer drought could be worst in years, climatologist says


Since 2012, the Czech Republic has experienced a severe drought every year, but this summer’s could prove the worst, as the air temperature has since April been far above average, climatologist Pavel Zahradníček told Aktuálně.cz.

Most rainstorms have short and local rather than nationwide. Groundwater reserves have become steadily lower in recent decades Zahradníček said with mild winters, in terms of snowfall, a contributing factor.