Slovakia cautioned to expect heat and storms

Slovakia is facing a heat wave, with storms expected for the southern and western regions on June 22.

Hest, illustrative stock photoHest, illustrative stock photo (Source: Sme - Ján Krošlák)

The Slovak Hydro-meteorological Institute (SHMÚ) issued a heat warning for the south-western part of the country for the next few days, with temperatures expected to reach 35°Celsius, the Sme daily wrote. Slovakia is expected to experience extreme heat and drought until the end of June.

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Residents are encouraged to limit their use of water, particularly for watering gardens and are reminded of the increased threat of fire created by droughts.

The west and south-eastern regions of the country are also expected to experience isolated and sporadic hailstorms on June 23 between 8:00 and 20:00, the Trenčín regional website of Sme wrote.

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