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Conditions in the mountains. Tatra Mountains, Beskids. The weather in the mountains can be changeable. There is still snow in the higher parts

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Many Tatra trails are wet and slippery. There is still hard, frozen snow in the higher parts of the mountains. You should be especially careful there, as slipping may result in a dangerous fall. GOPT and TOPR remind that the weather in the mountains can be changeable.

Many Tatra trails are wet and slippery. IN Tatra Mountains In high places there is still hard, frozen snow, on which you should be especially careful, because slipping on the steep terrain may result in a dangerous fall.

“When crossing patches of snow, you should have winter equipment (crampons, ice ax, helmet) and use it skillfully, because slipping in steep terrain may result in a dangerous fall,” reminds the Tatra National Park in a statement. He adds that during strong winds, broken branches and trees may fall on the trails, which poses a threat to health and life.

If you encounter a bear, you should calmly (without sudden movements) and immediately move away in the opposite direction.

Stones and branches, rockslides and fallen trees may fall on trails running next to steep slopes. “We recommend wearing a helmet in exposed areas,” writes TPN.

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Conditions in the Beskids

Conditions on the hiking trails in the Beskids are very good. It was sunny on Saturday morning, thermometers in the higher parts of the mountains showed 12-16 degrees Celsius.

– Conditions are very good. The temperature at 8 a.m. was 12 degrees in Markowe Szczawiny, 13 degrees in Klimczok, and 16 degrees in Hala Miziowa. Visibility is very good – said the rescuer on duty at the GOPR station in Szczyrk. The temperature is expected to rise during the day and exceed 20 degrees Celsius. Forecasters do not forecast any rainfall on Saturday. It may rain only on Sunday.

The weather is changeable

Tourists who go for a walk in the mountains must be properly prepared for the hike. Please dress taking into account that the weather can be changeable. Particularly important are: solid footwear, a hat and a waterproof jacket. You should have plenty of fluids. Tourists should take a charged phone with the “Ratunek” application and a power bank with them.

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If it comes storm, you need to get out of the open area. You should not take shelter under a tree due to falling branches and the risk of being struck by lightning. You should also not stand near rocks on which water flows, as it may also result in injury. In the event of an accident, you can call GOPR or TOPR by calling the free emergency telephone number: 985 or 601 100 300.

How lightning is formedMaria Samczuk; Maciej Zieliński/PAP

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Main photo source: weather.topr.pl

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