UPDATED: 7. AUG 2019, AT 17:01

Supercell storm hit eastern Slovakia

Meteorologists issued weather warnings for both August 7 and 8.

Illustrative stock photoIllustrative stock photo (Source: TASR)

Several intense thunderstorms hit Slovakia on August 6. The Slovak Karst in eastern Slovakia was even struck by a supercell storm, the meteorologists from the Slovak Hydrometeorological Institute (SHMÚ) wrote on Facebook.

“We detected intense storms in the Rožňava district today, some of which brought up to 30 millimetres of precipitation,” the meteorologists wrote. “They moved further to the southeast, and on the Slovak-Hungarian borders one of the storms turned into a supercell storm.”

Weather warnings issued

Slovakia should prepare for several weather extremes in the following days. SHMÚ issued weather warnings against both heat and thunderstorms that will be in place on August 7 and 8.

The first-level heat warning was issued for districts south of Bratislava, including Trnava, Nitra and Banská Bystrica Regions. The temperatures in these areas may be as high as 33 degrees Celsius on August 7 between 14:00 and 17:00.

At the same time, there is a first-level warning against thunderstorms issued for all of Slovakia, starting at 10:00 on August 7. The warning will be in place until 5:00 on August 8. In some northern districts of Trnava, Trenčín and Žilina Regions, the second-level warning was issued.

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