Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Weather Institute: Hailstorms forecast for Slovakia on July 28

Hailstorms are forecast for most of Slovakia on Thursday, July 28.

In Bardejov, a storm already caused damage on July 26.(Source: SITA)

The Slovak Hydro-meteorological Office (SHMÚ) issued a first level alert that is to last in Banská Bystrica, Trenčín, Košice, Prešov and Žilina regions until 22:00.

The meteorologists warn that hailstones might be accompanied with heavy storms of short duration that could see the precipitation level as high as 50 milimetres. Wind velocities are expected to reach up to 75 kilometres per hour.

Moreover, water levels of rivers might overflow and cellars as well as underpasses could be flooded, the TASR newswire quoted the SHMÚ warning.

Top stories

State insulation falls behind expectations, ministry widens support

Only 134 homeowners in the first round and 62 in the second applied for a subsidy via the insulation programme.

Only 134 homeowners in the first round and 62 in the second applied for a subsidy via the state insulation programme. Illustration stock photo

Fee has a negative impact

Practice shows that municipalities will require investors to pay the fee for development from their own budgets and at the same time to also cover the so-called induced investments.

Some municipalities want to re-think the fee.

Kysuce inhabitants block busy road in protest

The blockade caused traffic collapse.

Discovery made hard mining work more efficient

Gunpowder was used to blow up the rock for the first time in the Upper Bieber adit for the first time 390 years ago.