SHMÚ: Freezing temperatures return, 2nd degree alert issued

Second-degree warnings concerning extraordinary freezing temperatures issued, with 1st degree for warnings of snow-drifts for drivers.

Ice and frost force people to grit and salt roads to make them safer.Ice and frost force people to grit and salt roads to make them safer. (Source: TASR)

From January 18 until January 20, the Slovak Hydro-meteorological Institute (SHMÚ) forecasts extremely low temperatures – down to between minus 20 and minus 22°C for most of the country and especially in central Slovakia – as well as ice floods in northern Slovakia, and snowdrifts on and around the country’s roads, the TASR newswire wrote.

In Jelšava, a bad smog situation due to PM10 particles is expected, according to the SHMÚ website.

“Strong frost represents damage to human health and physical activities,” SHMÚ writes, adding that in freezing temperatures, the probability of damage to the human body is high.

Get daily Slovak news directly to your inbox

Top stories

Trails and tribulations: the important work of Slovakia’s unpaid hiking route markers

But veteran trail marker says hikers need to pay attention to more than just signs.

Stanislav Kučera

Threats have worked. People queued for COVID testing before the official start

The nationwide testing in Slovakia started with four districts in the north. Here is a report from the first day in Orava.

Bardejov

Day two of pilot testing in hardest-hit regions is off to a smoother start

PM Igor Matovič and Health Minister Marek Krajčí are helping the sampling teams, too.

Trstená, the Tvrdošín district

Foreigner's Police will be closed during the lockdown

Those who have booked appointments from October 26-30 must reschedule.

The Foreigners' Police department in Dunajská Streda.