Crops in the Czech Republic can also be damaged by frost on Friday night

Crops in the Czech Republic can also be damaged by frost on Friday night

Even on Friday night, crops in the Czech Republic can be damaged by frost

Frosty morning in Šumava. Illustrative photo.

Prague – Frost can damage crops in the Czech Republic even on Friday night. Temperatures can drop to minus three degrees Celsius, mainly in the northeast of the country. Potatoes and other vegetables will be particularly at risk. This follows from the warning issued today by the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute (ČHMÚ). It was also freezing on the previous nights, when the institute also warned about possible crop damage. On Wednesday night, meteorologists recorded temperatures around minus six degrees, and this morning it was even as low as minus 7.5 degrees.

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“With prolonged low cloud cover, frost is expected, which can damage vegetation in locations below 600 meters (altitude), especially heat-loving crops, potatoes and vegetables,” meteorologists announced. The ČHMÚ warning is valid from 10:00 p.m. today until 8:00 a.m. Friday for the eastern parts of the Hradec Králové and Pardubice regions and for the entire Olomouc, Zlín and Moravian-Silesian regions.

According to meteorologists, people can protect vegetables and other lower plants from frost by covering with a light non-woven fabric. In the case of trees, it is possible to use dewing of the stands or fumigation by burning wet plant waste near the trees, the ČHMÚ informed.