Weather warnings issued as rain and winds forecast to hit Slovakia

Meteorologists warn against floods in central Slovakia.

The Slovak Hydrometeorological Institute (SHMÚ) has issued several weather warnings for November 13 and 14, 2019The Slovak Hydrometeorological Institute (SHMÚ) has issued several weather warnings for November 13 and 14, 2019 (Source: TASR)

Several weather warnings have been issued as Slovakia is expected to battle strong winds and heavy rain in the coming two days.

The Slovak Hydrometeorological Institute (SHMÚ) has issued multi-level warnings for strong winds that are expected to hit the Tatra mountains the most severely. The wind could reach speeds of 160-180 kilometres an hour in some parts.

“The expected wind speed is extremely high at this time of the year in this area and poses a great danger to human activities, especially hiking and climbing,” the SHMÚ said on its website.

The third-level warning concerns the districts of Tvrdošín, Liptovský Mikuláš, Poprad, and Brezno (central Slovakia) until November 13 at 1:00. The warning applies to areas 1,800 metres or more above sea level. The strong wind will continue in the given areas until 6:00, but with a lower intensity.

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