The heat is coming back to Poland. Temperatures will reach at least 30 degrees Celsius in the shade for the next few days. The greatest heat is expected to prevail in the southern half of the country. There will also be thunderstorms with hail. The Institute of Meteorology and Water Management has published a threat forecast.
Forecasters of the Institute of Meteorology and Water Management (IMGW) issued a weather forecast for Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.
IMGW threat forecast for Sunday
IMGW plans to issue second degree heat warnings on Sunday in the following provinces: Lubuskie, mazowieckie (southern counties), Lodz, Świętokrzyskie (without south-eastern poviats), Greater Poland (southern counties), Opole, Silesian (without southern poviats) and Lesser Poland (counties in the northwest).
The heat can also be felt in the province. Subcarpathian, Świętokrzyskie (Opatów, Sandomierz and Staszów counties), Lesser Poland (except for the Tatrzański, Miechowski, Proszowicki, Krakowski, CracowOlkuskie, Chrzanów, Oświęcim, Wadowice) and in the province Silesian (Żywiec and Cieszyn counties). Level 1 alerts may apply there.
Also possible in some parts of the country storms with hail. First degree warnings may cover the following voivodships: Lower Silesia, Lubuskie (Wschowa, Nowa Sól and Żagań poviats) and Greater Poland (Leszno districts, LesznoGostynin, Rawicz, Krotoszyn, Ostrów, Ostrzeszów and Kępiński).
IMGW threat forecast for Monday
The heat will continue early next week. Second-level IMGW alerts may be issued in the following voivodeships: Lower Silesia, Opole, Silesian (except Cieszyn and Żywiec poviats), Greater Poland (southern counties), mazowieckie (in the southern part), Lodz, Świętokrzyskie, Lesser Poland (counties in the south of the region), Lublin.
In turn, voivodeships Subcarpathian, Lesser Poland and Silesian (Cieszyn and Żywiec poviats) first degree heat warnings may apply.
IMGW threat forecast for Tuesday
On Tuesday, weather threats will affect most of the country. Level 2 alerts are likely to apply in the following provinces: Lower Silesia, Opole, Silesian, Lesser Poland, Subcarpathian, Lublin, Świętokrzyskie, mazowieckie (southern counties), Lodz, Greater Poland (southern counties).
First degree heat warnings may be issued for provinces Podlaskie and mazowieckie (northern counties).
In addition, storms with hail are also expected. The first degree alerts will probably apply in the following provinces: West Pomeranian, Lubuskie, Greater Poland (northern counties), Kuyavian-Pomeranian, Pomeranian and warmińsko-mazurskie (western counties).
What is the second degree IMGW meteorological warning
The first degree warning predicts the occurrence of dangerous meteorological phenomena causing large material losses and a threat to health and life. Dangerous phenomena or the effects of their occurrence strongly limit the conduct of business. Expect disruptions in daily functioning. Great caution is recommended, the need to follow messages and the development of the weather situation. Follow all instructions issued by the emergency services in an emergency. Adapt your plans to weather conditions.
What is the first degree IMGW meteorological warning
The first degree warning provides for conditions conducive to the occurrence of dangerous meteorological phenomena that may cause material damage and threat to health and life. Running a business in conditions of exposure to these factors is difficult and dangerous. Expect difficulties resulting from activities in the area where the threat occurs, including delays caused by traffic obstructions, disruptions in the course of outdoor events or the possibility of their cancellation. Caution recommended, the need to follow messages and weather developments.
What is the IMGW threat forecast
The threat forecast is indicative weather forecastserving to inform the public early about the possibility of a dangerous meteorological phenomenon.
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