IMGW forecasters warn of heavy snowfall. Level 2 and level 1 alerts have been issued ahead of this weather threat. Up to 30 centimeters of snow could fall in places. Freezing rain warnings are also in effect.
In the night from Saturday to Sunday in many parts of the country it will turn white. – Up to 30 centimeters of white powder may fall in spots – said Michał Ogrodnik from the Central Forecast Office of the Institute of Meteorology and Water Management – National Research Institute. – It is slowly approaching Poland than Brygida, which will bring heavy snowfall the next night – he added.
Where will the most snow fall?
Partly cloudy or cloudy is forecast for the night. Most clearing up is possible in the north of the country. Continuous snowfall will occur in southern and central Poland. Weak snowfall is also possible in Pomerania. The most snow will fall in the Lublin region, Podkarpacie and Lesser Poland. In Małopolska, an increase in snow cover of 10 to 15 cm of snow is forecast that night, in the province of Świętokrzyskie around 10. In the Lublin region, in the northern half of the region, up to 12 cm of snow falls, while in the southern part up to 20 cm. Up to 30 cm of snow may fall in Podkarpacie. Fogs depositing rime are possible in the Pomeranian Lake Districts.
IMGW alerts of the second degree – heavy snowfall
IMGW orange alerts against heavy snowfall have been issued for the following voivodeships:
Snowfall is forecast, with periods of moderate intensity, causing an increase in snow cover by 20 to 30 centimeters. In the Podgórze poviats of the Podkarpackie in areas above 600 meters above sea level, 40 cm of snow may fall.
The warnings will go into effect at 22 on Saturday and will expire at 14 on Sunday.
IMGW alerts of the first degree – heavy snowfall
Lower level warnings against heavy snowfall have been issued for the following provinces:
– Silesianfor the counties: Cieszyn, Bielsko, Bielsko-Biała, Żywiecki;
– Lesser Polandfor the following counties: Kraków, Kraków, Wadowice, Myślenice, Wieliczka, Bocheński, Brzeg, Limanowski, Sucha, Nowy Targ, Tatrzański;
– Świętokrzyskiefor the counties: Kazimierz, Busko, Staszów, Sandomierz, Opatów, Ostrowiec;
– mazowieckiefor the counties: Lipski, Zwoleń, Siedlce, Siedlce, Łuków;
– Lublinfor all poviats except those covered by the second level alerts.
In these regions, snowfall is expected, resulting in an increase in snow cover of 10 to 15 cm, in places up to 20 cm.
In Silesia, Lesser Poland and Świętokrzyska, warnings will be valid from 22 on Saturday until 16 on Sunday, and in Mazovia and Lublin from 16.00. 3 to 4 p.m. on Sunday.
IMGW alerts of the first degree – freezing precipitation
Roads may be slippery on Saturday. First degree warnings against freezing precipitation are in force in the following provinces:
– Lesser Polandin the following poviats: Suski, Nowy Targ, Tatrzański;
– Silesianin the districts of: Cieszyn, Bielsko, Bielsko-Biała, and Żywiec.
As we read in the communiqué, weak precipitation of freezing rain or drizzle causing black ice is observed and forecast. Alerts will expire at 14 on Saturday.
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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