IMGW issued ice warnings. First degree alerts will be in effect in the morning in two voivodeships. Forecasters also predict that in the next few days in parts of the country there will be freezing precipitation, heavy snowfall, and in some places even blowing snow and blizzards.
Forecasters from the Institute of Meteorology and Water Management issued first degree warnings. For many regions of Poland, there is also a threat forecast for the next few days.
IMGW alerts – icing
First degree ice alerts are in effect in the following provinces:
– Lesser Poland (outside the Gorlice poviat);
– Świętokrzyskie (excluding the poviats of Włoszczowa and Koneckie).
Wet surfaces of roads and pavements are expected to freeze after rainfall, causing them to become icy. The minimum temperature will drop to about -2 degrees Celsius, near the ground it will be about -4 degrees Celsius.
The warnings will be in effect until 10am on Tuesday.
IMGW threat forecast for Wednesday
On Wednesday, the threatening weather will not let up in most of the country. IMGW plans to issue yellow alerts for icing in the following provinces: Lublin, Opole, Lower Silesia, mazowieckie, Lodz, Greater Poland (in southern poviats), Podlaskie, warmińsko-mazurskie, Kuyavian-Pomeranian (except western poviats), Pomeranian (in eastern poviats).
Level 1 alerts for heavy snowfall may also apply. Such warnings are expected in the following voivodeships: Opole, Lower Silesia, Lodz (north-western counties), Greater Poland (southern counties), Kuyavian-Pomeranian (eastern counties), mazowieckie (north-western counties), warmińsko-mazurskie (western counties).
There may also be warnings for strong winds in the province Subcarpathian. However, in the province Lesser Poland Freezing rain warnings are in place.
IMGW threat forecast for Thursday
On Thursday, it can snow heavily in south-eastern Poland. IMGW forecasters plan to issue warnings of heavy rainfall in the following provinces on that day: Lesser Poland, Subcarpathian and Lublin.
IMGW threat forecast for Friday
On Friday, it can also turn white in the south-east and east of Poland. Heavy snow alerts may be issued in the following provinces: Podlaskie, Lublin, Świętokrzyskie, Lesser Poland and Subcarpathian.
IMGW also forecasts snowstorms/blizzards. Alerts against these phenomena may appear in the following provinces: Lesser Poland, Subcarpathian, Świętokrzyskie.
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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