On Sunday, a wavy cold front combined with a large area of low air pressure brought permanent, occasionally heavy rain to most of the territory of Slovakia. The Slovak Hydrometeorological Institute (SHMÚ) informs about the details on the social network.
“We recorded the highest 24-hour rainfall totals at 5:00 p.m. in the upper parts of the Nitra, Hrona, Ipľa and Slanaj basins. Here, 20 to 45 mm of rain fell,” they informed. “It was exceptionally even significantly more at higher altitudes, with a maximum in the Demänovská valley, where 80.8 mm of precipitation has fallen so far from the undulating cold front,” they added.
In the mentioned basins, there was also a significant rise in water levels during intense rainfall. The third level of flood activity was exceeded on the Revúca stream in Podsucha, the level of the large streams of the Východoslovak lowland also returned to the level of the 2nd level of flood activity. Exceeding the 1st and 2nd levels of flood activity also occurred on some streams in the upper Nitra, upper Váh and upper Hron basins.
Meteorologists expect a partial cessation of precipitation in the evening and night hours, especially in the south of western and central Slovakia, in the north and east during Monday (February 12). “We expect the peak levels in the streams in the affected basins during the night hours“, added SHMÚ.