IMGW warns of heavy snowfall. In the south of the country, level two warnings will come into force at night and will remain with us throughout the day. Locally, freezing rain and icy roads and sidewalks will also be a threat. Check where the weather will take its toll.
Forecasters from the Institute of Meteorology and Water Management issued first and second degree meteorological warnings.
IMGW alerts of the second degree – heavy snowfall
IMGW orange alerts against heavy snowfall have been issued in the following provinces:
– Lesser Polandin the following poviats: Tatrzański, Nowy Targ, Limanowski, Nowy Sącz, Nowy SaczGorlice;
– Subcarpathianin the following districts: Jasło, Krosno, loomBrzozów, Sanok, Lesko and Bieszczady.
Snowfall of moderate intensity is forecast, with strong periods, causing an increase in snow cover from 20 to 30 centimeters.
The warnings will go into effect at 3 p.m. on Thursday and will expire at 5 p.m. on Friday. 2.
IMGW alerts of the first degree – heavy snowfall
Heavy snowfall warnings will also be in effect in parts of the country. They were issued in the following provinces:
– Subcarpathianin all poviats except those covered by the second level alerts and the Lubaczów poviat;
– Silesianin the counties: Cieszyn, Bielski, Bielsko-Biala and Żywiec;
– Świętokrzyskiein the counties of Opatów, Sandomierz, Staszów, Busko and Kazimierz;
– Lublinin the districts of Kraśnik, Janów and Biłgoraj.
Snowfall is forecast, causing an increase in snow cover from 15 to 20 cm in some places. The warnings will go into effect at 4am on Thursday and will expire at 5pm on Friday. 2.
IMGW alerts – icing
Forecasters issued IMGW alerts before icing. Wet surfaces of roads and sidewalks are forecast to freeze after sleet and wet snow, causing icing in the following voivodeships:
– warmińsko-mazurskie, in poviats outside the southern part of the region. It will be dangerous between 3 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday;
– Lubuskie and Greater Poland (in poviats near the border with Lubuskie Voivodeship) and in the western part of the Lubuskie Voivodeship Lower Silesia. It will be dangerous in these regions between 2 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday;
– Opole, Silesian (except for the counties covered by the alert against heavy snowfall) and the province of Lower Silesia (in poviats bordering the Opolskie Voivodeship). Dangers are to be expected between 5 pm on Wednesday and 8 am on Thursday;
– Świętokrzyskie and Lesser Poland (in the following poviats: Krakowski, Proszowicki, Oświęcimski, Chrzanów, Olkuski and Miechów). The alerts will be valid from 10 p.m. Wednesday to 8 a.m. Thursday.
IMGW alerts – freezing precipitation
IMGW yellow alerts against freezing precipitation have been issued in the following provinces:
– Lesser Polandin the Gorlice poviat;
– Subcarpathianin the following districts: Jasło, Krosno, Krosno, Brzozów, Sanok, Rzeszów, Rzeszów, Strzyżów, Ropczycko-Sędziszów, Dębica, Mielec, Tarnobrzeg, Stalowowolski, Kolbuszów, Niżański, Łańcut and Leżajsk.
Light freezing rain or drizzle causing black ice is forecast. Alerts will go into effect on Thursday at 1am and will expire at 5pm. 6.
What is the second degree IMGW meteorological warning
The second 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.
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