This March was the warmest in at least 50 years, according to the Czech Hydro-meteorological Institute. The average temperature was 6.6 degrees Celsius, some 3.9 degrees higher than the mean for the period 1961 to 2014. Temperature records were repeatedly broken around the Czech Republic last month, with 24 degrees Celsius recorded at some weather stations.
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