On the night from Saturday to Sunday, it will be slippery in several voivodeships after sleet and snowfall, when the temperature drops to negative values. IMWM issued icing alerts in seven voivodeships.
Forecasters from the Institute of Meteorology and Water Management issued first-degree warnings.
IMWM alerts – icing
Ice warnings are in force in the following voivodeships: Silesian (counties: Cieszyn, Żywiec, Bielsko, Bielsko-Biala), Lesser Poland, Podkarpackie, Świętokrzyskie, Lublin Province, Podlasie (counties: Siemiatycze, Hajnówka, Bielsko, Białystok, BiałystokWysokie Mazowieckie, Zambrowski), Masovian Voivodeship (southern, central and eastern counties).
It is forecast that wet road surfaces and sidewalks will freeze after sleet and wet snow, causing them to become icy. The minimum temperature will be about -1 degree Celsius, and at the ground it will drop to about -2 degrees Celsius.
The alerts will be valid until 8 a.m. on Sunday.
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.
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