How is the weather in Poland
It is hard to accurately predict how the weather in Poland will be. We will try to provide you information so you can know around how it will be. It is important at least when going at the sea side to be a nice weather.
Poland lies in a moderate zone
Mixed continental and oceanic climate influences
Weather is usually unstable and hard to predict
Some companies make a 15 days forecast but cannot be 100% accurate.
Book your holidays and be ready for anything.
Certainly you are not going to find snow from June to August
but can be windy and raining!
In Poland the climate is continental, with very cold winters, often below -10 °C and warm summers. The climate is milder along the northern coast, overlooking the Baltic Sea.
It becomes progressively more continental going to the south, where the distance from the sea is greater.
We have very good news. The last 6 years at least, the weather in Poland started to progressively getting warmer. More hot days in the summer and more sun in autumn and winter.
The snow is much less in the interior during the last years and temperatures are much higher than before.
Last Summers are good.
The weather is mostly hot all the time, at least in Warsaw.
Thermometer may reach the 38 degrees some days.
Unfortunately there might be storms, falling at the end of each summer month.
When the dry, hot air from the western part meet the moist front from the Mediterranean, we have thunderstorms.
The May Weather Tradition
Be aware about the cold days in May. Usually fall in the middle of the month.
Have you heard the old proverb: "Do not to plant until the Three Farmers have passed"?
The tradition comes from Northern Europe, and is tied to the successive feasts of St. Mamertus, St. Pancras, and St. Servatius.
The three Saints days occur on May 11, 12, and 13. They are also sometimes referred to as the "Three Chilly Saints".
The people in the villages in Poland are always prepared for those days and they know this tradition very well. If you ask them, they will say: "The Three Gardeners"
A study have shown that out 100 years of study, in the 95 years the tradition occurred.
The May 15 is called "Zimna Zoska (Cold Sophia)" in Poland. The last day of the visit of the "Three Gardeners"
Weather by the Polish Sea
The weather will not be extremely hot but it is expected to be sunny from the last week of June and till the end of July.
Temperatures can reach upto 25 degrees and without many clouds as usual. Storms are expected until the middle of August.
The West coast, near the German border expects to have a few degrees more. But at the end of July beginning of August rains and storms are expected.
Always be prepared and plan your vacation during the good periods. Most of the locations at the Polish sea are windy!
General weather information
It is now the first day of the spring (1/03/2018) and the temperature in Warsaw at 07:00 was -14 C. The last days of February was the coldest days of the year here in Warsaw but there is a positive forecast that from
Sunday the temperature is going above 0 C and hopefully will stay. Usually we can say that the Spring starts maybe late March. Even early April, when can be considered to be the rain and sun period in Poland.
The rain and sun period (this is my name), is the period where in a day might be raining, then have sun and then rain again. I remember once it was a good sunny day, therefore i decided to go for a walk.
Dressed up and get out, walked 500 meters only luckily and it started raining. So be prepared and buy an umbrella, it might save you from a lot of trouble, as this period can continue till the end of June.
Information and snow forecast - Weather in Poland
A good website where you can check the weather in Poland is here: https://www.meteoprog.pl/en/ with a short forecast up-to 15 days. This can be used effectively when you are looking to plan your holidays in a few days.
If you are going for ski in Zakopane, then you definitely need a lot snow and it has to be during the winter. During the winter might not be always snow in Zakopane and also might be snow during the Spring or Autumn.
You can check this a few days before in this website: Snow Forecast in Zakopane.
If you are a city person, but you would like to try to ski sometimes, then if it happens that you visit Warsaw, we have some good news for you. You can ski all year long and even without snow.
Check the related article: What to do in Warsaw, specially with kids to discover how you can ski in Warsaw and find more info about the place.
Poland can be visited all year round and there are beautiful things to do and see at any time. Below you can find some information that hopefully will help you understand the Polish weather and plan your trip to Poland accordingly.
If you are still wondering when is the best time to plan your journey through Poland, then read below our short guide. Certainly, can be a helpful planning tool, especially if you haven't visited Poland before.
THE WEATHER IN POLAND
Be aware of the fact that the weather in Poland is a bit unstable. Due to significant differences that occur from day to day and more increasingly from year to year, it is extremely difficult to predict what the weather is going to be like at any given point in time.
Poland lies in the temperate climate zone – therefore you won’t experience powerful hurricanes, arctic cold or heat of the Sahara (although we must admit that due to the climate changes it is getting warmer and warmer each year).
For example 6 years before, during the winter it was a lot of snow even from April in the city centers and the temperature was reaching the -25 C. Now the snow is much less and the worst temperature this year was up-to -14 C.
Instead, there are 4 unique seasons and each season lasts around three months. Every season has its own beauty and offers something special and unique.
The warmest area of the country is the Silesian Lowland in south-western Poland, while the coldest place is the town of Suwałki in the north-eastern part of the country.
The average annual temperature is about 6-8 degrees Celsius and the rainfall is estimated at 700 mm.
Weather During Spring in Poland - Start recovering
Not without a reason, the favorite season of many Poles is the spring, which runs from 22 March to 21 June. That’s when the nature comes to life and wears the most beautiful colors.
It is getting warmer and the air is filled with amazing fresh fragrances, as the flowers starting to grow and the birds to fly.
Spring is the perfect time to have a relaxed travel, especially if you are travelling with kids. During this amazing season, there are many awesome places to visit and great things to do and see all around Poland.
Beautiful green areas, specially in the countryside and in the big cities parks and gardens. In general Poland is a green country with many protected National Forests and the beauty of nature is amazing.
We particularly recommend a visit to Białowieża Forest where you can see for yourself how the nature and the animals awake back to life after the long cold winter break. It is an amazing place to discover.
There are also a lot of organized tours around Poland that start during that time and you can join one of those in order to discover the most beautiful sites of Poland.
You can visit beautiful parks, especially in Warsaw and you can take long walks in the city discovering amazing places and beautiful gardens and tastes.
SUMMER time Weather - My Favorite
Summer is the period with the highest temperatures and the largest number of tourists, while it happens to be my favorite as well. At the end of June, children start their holidays for two months.
From May and until the end of September, is my favorite weather in Poland. I even prefer more to be here than in Cyprus that is too hot.
Many Polish families go on vacation for several weeks so the main attractions in the sea side, mountains and lakes around Poland become crowded.
From the other hand the city centers become much quiet and this is the reason i like that time in the city.
Polish people usually choose the Baltic Sea, mountains and the Masuria Lake District, while summer encourages active leisure and summer sports all around Poland and you can find awesome summer activities for kids and adults.
The best events in Poland, usually happen during the summer time and this is another one reason i like that time as well.
Ideal for the summer time can be considered a visit to Gdańsk or Sopot and Malbork from Warsaw, which combines the beautiful Polish coast with a visit to the amazing brick castle of Malbork.
This castle is the biggest castle made of bricks in Europe, the largest castle in the world measured by land area and it is a UNESCO world heritage site in Poland.
Summer sports in the beauty of nature can be the best option in order to have a great fun in Poland.
Trekking, Kayaking and Rafting in Poland can be considered as the best options that will definitely help you discover the real beauty of Poland and get a good physical condition.
AUTUMN - Beautiful, Weather is still ok
Many people believe that autumn is the most beautiful period of the year. You can see how beautiful it is in the picture above. The landscape changes significantly.
The weather in Poland is still encouraging and it is still nice to get out for a walk. Enjoy the amazing parks and see the beautiful colors of the trees.
Golden Polish autumn, (Złota Polska Jesień) – is a phrase commonly used to describe autumn in Poland.
As the summer is gone and the winter approaches, while the weather is still not cold, it's time to discover the magic in colors, as the trees are golden and rusty.
Polish autumn starts on the first day of September. The sun rises around 4.46 a.m. and goes down around 6.24 p.m. It is a long day, as it last around 13 hours and allows you to discover the beauty of nature and make awesome pictures.
November is the last month of the Polish autumn and it is definitely colder and more humid than in September.
The last skylark (bird), leaves Poland for warmer countries and all the nature in the middle of the month is usually prepared for the hard winter season.
WINTER - Take me away
This is the last season and is the hardest for the people, animals and nature as well.
Certainly, people who ski are really enjoying that time in Poland. Perhaps when there is much snow, because it happens to be cold without snow.
The weather in Poland during winter is much better the last years. The temperatures during the winter are between 10C and -20C. Usually the coldest time is middle of December.
Many places can be covered by snow, but it doesn’t mean that you should stay at home and wait for the arrival of the new season.
On the contrary, it is the perfect time for Cross country skiing or ski/snowboard. There are a lot of beautiful places where you can fully enjoy this activities in Poland.
If you are asking me, it is not the time for long walks and visits in Parks. Also walking tours and sightseeing might be more difficult.
Just bring your warmest clothes, gloves, ubrella, cap and showl and everything will be ok.
Hope you know How is the Weather in Poland!
Just Don't Worry about it.
Whatever will be Will Be! Be Ready for anything!
You just need a good camera, cause Poland is beautiful any time!
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