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IMWM alerts 22/12. Storms in Poland. Strong wind. Heavy rainfall, icing, snowfall. Where will the wind be the strongest?

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IMWM issued alerts against a number of weather threats. Level 2 alerts are in force for strong winds, which may gust up to 115 kilometers per hour. Forecasters also warn of heavy snow and rain, as well as icing.

Forecasters from the Institute of Meteorology and Water Management issued second- and first-degree meteorological warnings.

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IMWM alerts of the second degree – strong wind

IMWM issued second-degree warnings against strong winds in the following voivodeships:

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  • West Pomeranian Voivodeship;
  • Pomeranian;
  • Lubuskie;
  • Warmian-Masurian Voivodeshipin western counties;
  • Greater Poland;
  • Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship;
  • Masovian Voivodeshipin the following counties: Żuromin, Sierpc, Płock, Płock, Gostynin;
  • Lower Silesia;
  • Łódźin north-western counties.

Strong winds with an average speed of up to 40-65 kilometers per hour, with gusts of up to 90-115 km/h, are forecast to occur from the west.

In Western Pomerania, Pomerania, Warmia and Masuria alarms will be valid until 19 on Friday. It will be dangerous in the Lubusz region and Lower Silesia until 20 on Friday. In Kujawy, Mazovia and Greater Poland, alerts will be in force until 21 on Friday. In the Łódź region, warnings will be valid until 22 on Friday.

IMWM alerts of the first degree – strong wind

First degree strong wind alerts have been issued in the following voivodeships:

  • Łódź, (excluding counties covered by higher level alerts), where the warnings will be valid until 9 p.m. on Friday;
  • Masovian Voivodeship, (except counties covered by second level alerts), where the dangerous weather will last until 9 or 10 p.m. on Friday;
  • Podlasiein western counties, where alerts will be in force from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday;
  • Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, (except eastern counties and those covered by second-degree alerts), where alerts will be valid until 5 or 10 p.m. on Friday;
  • Lublin Province, in northern, north-western and western counties, where alerts will be valid until 22 on Friday;
  • Opole province, where warnings will remain in force until 22 on Friday;
  • Silesian, where alerts will be in force until 9 p.m. on Friday;
  • Lesser Poland, where it will be dangerous until 9 p.m. on Friday;
  • Podkarpackie, (except eastern counties), where the dangerous weather will last until 22 on Friday;
  • Świętokrzyskie, where it will be dangerous until 21 on Friday;

Strong winds with an average speed of up to 35-40 kilometers per hour, with gusts of up to 75-85 km/h, are forecast to occur from the west.

First degree IMWM alerts – heavy rainfall

Forecasters also warn against heavy rainfall. First level alerts apply in the following voivodeships:

  • Pomeranian, in counties located in the western half of the region, where the dangerous weather will last until 12 on Friday;
  • West Pomeranian Voivodeshipin poviats located in the east of the voivodeship, where warnings will be in force from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday.

Moderate and sometimes heavy rainfall is forecast there. Their height can be up to 35 liters per square meter. Rainfall in the second half of the night will change to sleet in some places, and in the morning to wet snow.

First degree IMWM alerts – icing

IMWM also issued yellow warnings against icing in poviats located in the south of the voivodeship Silesian, Lesser Poland and in the province Podkarpackie (in Jasło and Krosno counties).

It is forecast that the wet surface of roads and sidewalks will freeze after sleet and during wet snowfall, causing them to become icy. The minimum temperature will be around -2 degrees C, and at the ground around -4 degrees C. Alerts will be valid until 8 on Friday.

How glass is made on roadsPAP/Adam Ziemienowicz

First degree IMWM alerts – heavy snowfall

There are also yellow alerts for heavy snowfall in the following voivodeships:

  • Pomeranianin the following poviats: Gdańsk, GdyniaGdańsk, Kartuzy, Kościerzyna, Bytów, Chojnicki, Człuchowski;
  • West Pomeranian Voivodeshipin Szczecinek County;
  • Greater Polandin Złotów County.

Snowfall is forecast, causing the snow cover to increase by approximately 10 centimeters. Warnings will be valid from 12-10 p.m. on Friday.

How snow is formed and how much it weighsPAP/Maria Samczuk

What is the second degree IMWM meteorological warning?

The second level warning predicts the occurrence of dangerous meteorological phenomena causing significant material losses and a threat to health and life. Dangerous phenomena or the effects of their occurrence significantly limit business activity. Expect disruptions to your daily functioning. Great caution is recommended, it is necessary to monitor the weather forecasts and developments. Follow all recommendations issued by emergency services in the event of an emergency. Adjust your plans to weather conditions.

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What is the IMWM first degree meteorological warning?

The first level warning provides for conditions conducive to the occurrence of dangerous meteorological phenomena that may cause material losses and pose a threat to health and life. Conducting business in conditions of exposure to these factors is difficult and dangerous. Expect difficulties resulting from carrying out activities in the hazardous area, including delays caused by traffic disruptions, disruptions to outdoor events or the possibility of their cancellation. Caution is recommended, the need to follow messages and developments in the weather situation.

Adam Ziemienowicz, Maciej Zieliński/PAP

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