SHMÚ measured coldest night of year

People living in eastern Slovakia experienced lowest temperatures below minus 15 degrees Celsius.

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The Slovak Hydro-meteorological Institute (SHMÚ) recorded the coldest night of the ongoing meteorological winter 2016/2017 for Slovak locations at 1,000 metres above sea-level. During the night of December 4-5, temperatures in northern districts of the Prešov Region reached minus 17 degrees Celsius, the Korzar.sme.sk website reported.

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While in several valleys, the temperature dropped below minus 15 degrees Celsius, in Oravská Lesná (Žilina Region) SHMÚ measured minus 18.1 degrees, in Červený Kláštor (Prešov Region) minus 16.6 degrees, Rabča (Orava Region) minus 17.8 degrees and Výrava (Prešov Region) minus 16.5 degrees Celsius. Lowlands recorded temperatures mostly between minus 6 and minus 10 degrees Celsius, the SITA newswire wrote.

For comparison, the coldest weather of the night, minus 34 degrees Celsius, was recorded in Finland, Korzar.sme.sk wrote.

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Meteorologists also predict similar temperature for Tuesday, December 6, between minus 15 and minus 17 degrees Celsius, hence SHMÚ issued a first instance warning against low temperature for northern districts of Slovakia.

“Low temperature poses a potential danger to human health and physical outdoor activity,” warns SHMÚ, as quoted by SITA.

The following days should bring warmer weather. For next weekend, December 10-11, SHMÚ predicts temperatures above four degrees Celsius in Štrbské Pleso (Tatra Mountains), and the night temperature there should not drop below the freezing point, Korzar.sme.sk reported.

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