IMGW warns of dangerous weather. Level 1 weather warnings are in effect for icing and heavy fog. A threat forecast for the next few days has also been issued.
The Institute of Meteorology and Water Management issued a first degree meteorological warning. There is also a threat forecast for the next few days.
IMGW alerts – icing
Yellow Alerts IMGW against icing issued in the following provinces:
– Podlaskie (except poviats located in the south of the region);
– mazowieckie (in northern counties);
– Kuyavian-Pomeranian (excluding poviats located in the south of the voivodship);
– Greater Poland (in northern counties);
– Lubuskie (in poviats located in the north of the region).
Wet surfaces of roads and pavements are forecast to freeze after sleet and wet snow, causing them to become icy. The minimum temperature will be from -6 to -2 degrees Celsius, locally -8 degrees Celsius. Thermometers at the ground can show from -8 to -3 degrees Celsius, locally -10 degrees Celsius. According to forecasters, the negative air temperature will remain in places also during the day.
Alerts will be valid until 9 or 10 on Friday.
IMGW alerts – dense fog
There will also be dense fog in places. Warnings against them have been issued in the following provinces:
– Pomeranian (except eastern poviats);
– Lubuskie (in northern counties).
Dense fog is forecast, within which visibility may be from 100 to 200 meters.
Alerts will be in effect from 22 on Thursday until 9 on Friday.
IMGW threat forecast for Friday
IMGW plans to issue second degree warnings against freezing precipitation in the following provinces on Friday: Lesser Poland, Świętokrzyskie and Silesian.
In addition, there may be first level alerts against icing in the following provinces: West Pomeranian (in the north and west), Pomeranian (in the districts of Słupsk and Slupsk), warmińsko-mazurskie, Podlaskie (except for poviats located in the south), mazowieckie (in northern counties).
It may also rain heavily in some parts of the country. Heavy rainfall warnings may apply in provinces Lublin and Subcarpathian.
IMGW threat forecast for Saturday
There is a chance of heavy snowfall in the south of the country on Saturday. IMGW plans to issue orange alerts against this winter threat in the following provinces: Subcarpathian (in the districts of: Ropczyce-Sędziszów, Dębicki, Mielec, Kolbuszów, Stalowowolski, Tarnobrzeg, Tarnobrzeg), Lesser Poland, Silesian (in the counties: Żywiec, Bielsko, Cieszyn, Bielsko-Biala), Świętokrzyskie (in all poviats except for Włoszczowa and Końskie).
First degree warnings against heavy snowfall may appear in the following provinces: Lower Silesia (in the southeast), Silesian (wherever level 2 alerts do not apply), Świętokrzyskie (in the poviats of Włoszczowa and Końskie).
IMGW also plans to issue yellow alerts against icing in the following provinces: Podlaskie, warmińsko-mazurskie and Lodz (in the southeast of the region).
Freezing rain may also occur on this day. Black ice warnings may appear in the province Subcarpathianexcept for counties located in the north.
IMGW threat forecast for Sunday
It may snow heavily on Sunday. Level 1 heavy snow warnings may be in effect in the following provinces: Podlaskie, warmińsko-mazurskie, mazowieckie, Kuyavian-Pomeranian, Lodz, Greater Poland, Lubuskie, Opole, Lower Silesia.
Blizzards and blizzards may also occur. Alerts against them may appear in the following provinces: Greater Poland, Lower Silesia (in southern poviats), Silesian (excluding southern poviats), Lesser Poland (in the north of the region), Subcarpathian (in northern poviats), Lodz, Świętokrzyskie.
Freezing rain is forecast in the southeast. Weather forecasters plan to issue frost warnings in the following provinces: Lublin (outside the western poviats) i Subcarpathian (except north-western poviats).
IMGW threat forecast for Monday
The beginning of the new week will also bring weather threats. Yellow alerts for heavy snowfall may apply in the following provinces: Lower Silesia, West Pomeranian, Pomeranian, Kuyavian-Pomeranian, warmińsko-mazurskie, Podlaskie (in the West), Greater Poland (in northern counties).
There will be frost in the south. Warnings against them may appear in poviats located in the south of the province Lesser Poland and Silesian.
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 a threat forecast
According to the IMGW definition, the threat forecast is indicative weather forecastserving to inform the public early about the possibility of a dangerous meteorological phenomenon.
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