Monday 18 November, 2019

Watch: Czech people sprayed from water truck as temp hits 37°C

Tourists in Prague's Old Town Square got a slight reprieve from the scorching heat on Tuesday when a city worker parked a sprinkler truck in the public plaza and sprayed water into the air.

The city dispatches the trucks on the hottest days of the year.

 

The Czech Hydrometeorological Institute issued a warning about unusually high temperatures that should hit the capital of Prague and the rest of the country on Tuesday and Wednesday.

While the highest temperatures were expected to reach 34 Celsius (93 F) on Tuesday, it might soar to 37 Celsius (99 F) on Wednesday.

Meteorologists say the heatwave is due to hot air blowing into Europe from North Africa.

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