High winds and heavy rainfall expected in east of country

High winds and heavy rain are expected to batter northeast Moravia and Moravia and Silesia from Thursday afternoon until midday Saturday. The Czech weather office warns that up to 120 millimetres of rain could fall over the 48 hour period. The height of major rivers in the region such as the Bečva, Odra, and Morava could rise to the lowest flood alert levels with smaller streams sparking much higher level three alerts, the office said.