The Czech Republic has a mildclimate. Summertemperaturesusuallydon’texceed 25-30 degreescentigrade and in winterseldomfalllowerthan 10 degreesbelowzero.Theyearisdividedintofourseasons:spring, summer,autumn and winter. Eachseasonlastsaboutthreemonths and isattractivein someway.
Springbegins on 21th March.Many peopleconsiderspringthe most beautifulseasonoftheyear. Naturebegins to awakefromits longwintersleep and newlifebegins.Nightsgetshorter and daysgetlonger. Thereis moresunshine and itbecomeswarmer and warmer.In gardens and woodsthefirstflowerssoonappear.
Theweather in spring, especially in April, isreallyunpredictable and changeable. Thetemperatureisoftenbelowzeroat night, whilethedaysmaybequitewarm.
June 21st isthedatewhensummerbegins. Children love thisseasonbestbecausetheyhavetwomonthsofholidays.Thetemperaturerises to 25 degreesor more.In themorningthereisoftendew, theskyisclear and bright, itis sunny, no windblows.Sometimeswesufferfrom a heatwave; theweatheris so hot and dry thateventhewater in pools and riversistoowarmto bringrefreshment to swimmers.Inthesummerrainoftencomes in theformof a storm.Itcanbe very sudden, theskycloudsover,temperaturecools; a breezechangesinto a strongwind.Thenthereisa crashofthunder and a flashoflightning, followed by a heavydownpouroreven a hail.
At thebeginningofSeptembertheschoolyearbegins and summerisover. On September23,d autumnbegins.Inautumnthe sun riseslater and setsearlier and daysgetshorter.Theweatherbegins to change,butwecanstillenjoyseveral nice days. It’sthetimeofharvest; peoplepickapples,pears and plums as well as gatherpotatoes and sugarbeets. We are Delightedwiththecoloursoffall in thewoods, as leavesbecomeyellow, orange,brown and red and make a lovelycontrastwith evergreen.
In autumntheweatherisunsettled,theskyisoftencloudy, mornings are foggy. Itusuallydoes not clear up by day. Asthetemperaturecontinues to drop, itbecomesdamp, chilly, wet and rainy and itmaydrizzle.Peopleusuallydon’tlikethisweather and thevfeeldeoressed.
According to thecalendar, wintercomes on December 21st, but in factitoftenbeginsearlier.Typicalwinterweatherbringssnowfall, icywind and hard frosts.Thetemperatureisusuallybelowzeero. Ifpeople go outwithoutcaps and mittensorgloves, theycansufferfromfrostbite.Theroadsbecomeicy and slippery and itmakesdrivinghazardous,becauseyoucanskideasily.
Today,ifwewant to knowweatherfortomorowornextweekwecanlook on weatherforecast.Hovewertheweatherforecastisn´talwaysright, becausetheweathercanbe very unpredictable and itcanchangesreally fast.