On Sunday, February 9, Storm Ciara (Sabine) hit parts of the Czech Republic in the evening (local time), bringing dangerous gale-force winds and heavy rain. The Czech Hydrometeorological Institute (CHI) forecast a continuation of the adverse weather into Monday, February 10, with extreme danger warnings issued through much of the western half of the country. Less severe orange alerts have also been issued for the eastern region. Winds are expected to reach hurricane levels in mountainous areas on Monday.
Further transportation disruptions, including flight and train delays and cancelations, are to be expected over the coming hours and days.
Individuals in areas forecast to be affected by the storm are advised to monitor local weather reports, prepare for winter weather, and anticipate transportation disruptions, including flight delays and adverse driving conditions, and power outages.