Natural conditions

Contact

Mgr. Alena Výborná
tel. :(+420) 378 035 006
e-mail: vyborna@plzen.eu



Topography
  • Lowest elevation: 293 m above sea level – bank of the Berounka River near Bukovec
  • Highest elevation: 452m above sea level – Červená skála under the Radyně castle
  • Elevations of other places in Pilsen:
    - City centre - about 310 m above sea level
    - Homolka - 373 m above sea level
    - Sylván Hill - 403 m above sea level
    - Dubová hora - 406 m above sea level
    - Chlum - 416 m above sea level
    - Val - 435 m above sea level
    - Háje - 436 m above sea level

 
Waters

  • The river network fans out over Pilsen.
  • There are four river junctions within the city  - Mže, Radbuzy, Úhlavy a Úslavy.

Average annual flow rates of watercourses in Pilsen

Watercourse

Location

Mže - confluence with the Radbuza

Radbuza - confluence with the Úhlava

Úhlava - flows into the Radbuza

Úslava - flows into the Berounka

Average annual flow rate in m3/s

8.60

5.55

5.85

3.62


Source: Czech Hydrometeorological Institute

  • According to the Land Registry, the Bolevec pond system occupies an area totalling 79.8 hectares; this includes:
    - Large Bolevec Pond 53.3 ha
    - Senecký 7.42 ha
    - Košinář 6.4 ha
    - Kamenný 5.6 ha
    - Třemošenský 3.2 ha
    - Šídlovský 3.0 ha
    - Nováček 0.9 ha
  • The České údolí reservoir on the Radbuza River has an area of 119 hectares.

     

    Climate

    • Moderately temperate region MT11: long and dry summers, short and mild transition periods in spring and autumn, very dry winters with brief periods of snow cover
    Weather stations:
    • Surface weather: Pilsen-Mikulka (since 1 August 2004) 
    • Climate monitoring: Pilsen-Bolevec (since 4 January 1969), Pilsen-Ciy (since 1 January 1989)
    • Rain gauge: Pilsen-Radčice (since 1 January 1951) 
    Long-term climate data from the station in Pilsen-Bolevec (1971-2010)

    Annual average temperature

    7.7 °C

    Annual temperature in January

    -1.6 °C

    Annual temperature in July

    17.3 °C

    Highest temperature (27 July 1983)

    40.1 °C

    Lowest temperature (12 Feb 1985)

    - 28.0 °C

    Annual average rainfall

    533 mm

    Average number of days with fog

    63

    Average hours of sunshine per year

    1,690 h

    Source: Czech Hydrometeorological Institute Pilsen





Links

Czech Hydrometeorological Institute, Pilsen office