A heatwave hit Poland. As the Institute of Meteorology and Water Management informed on Tuesday before 4 pm, this year’s record for data from synoptic stations was equaled – it happened in Legionowo. Earlier, at 2 p.m., the highest temperature was recorded by an automatic station in Warsaw’s Bielany. In almost all of Poland, thermometers went above 30 degrees. August 15 has been much colder in recent decades.
Hot, tropical air spilled over Poland. The Institute of Meteorology and Water Management issued first and second degree heat warnings. – There are many indications that Tuesday may be the warmest day of the year – said the spokesman of the Institute of Meteorology and Water Management Grzegorz Walijewski on Tuesday morning. It is possible that this will happen. As reported before 4 p.m., the temperature recorded in Legionowo was 35.4 degrees Celsius – this equals this year’s record for data from synoptic stations.
The same temperature was observed a month ago, on July 15, in Słubice.
It’s hot in Bielany and almost all over Poland
Earlier it was reported that the highest temperature at 2 pm was observed in Warsaw’s Bielany district. The automatic station recorded 34.8 degrees Celsius there at the time. “Temperature over 30 degrees Celsius was recorded in the vast majority of Poland” – IMGW wrote in social media.
August 15 is exceptional in comparison to decades
Meanwhile, as noted by IMGW, if you look at the average thermal conditions in mid-August in 1991-2020 (excluding mountain and foothill stations), today, August 15, 2023, we should expect a maximum temperature ranging from 21.9 degrees Celsius to 21.9 degrees Celsius. C (Łeba) to 25.3 degrees C (Legnica).
Synoptic forecasts prepared on August 14 for August 15, however, indicated that it would be much warmer than in previous decades.
These predictions are confirmed by the data collected during the day.
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