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.