IMWM issued third-degree, highest level alerts for heavy snowfall. They are valid in two voivodeships. Forecasts show that the snow cover may increase there by up to half a meter. Forecasters also warn of black ice and heavy rainfall.
The Institute of Meteorology and Water Management reported on Saturday morning that there was snowfall, mostly of moderate intensity, over the marked region. The rainfall intensity will gradually increase. Forecasters issued level one, two and three warnings.
IMWM alerts of the third degree – heavy snowfall
Third, highest level warnings, marked in red, apply in the following voivodeships:
Rainfall is forecast, with periods of moderate intensity, causing an increase in snow cover from 40 to 55 centimeters, and up to 65 cm in the Carpathians.
The most intense rainfall is expected on Saturday. Alerts will be valid until 3 on Sunday.
IMWM alerts of the second degree – heavy snowfall
Second degree warnings due to heavy snowfall are in force in the following voivodeships:
- Lesser Polandexcluding counties covered by higher level alerts;
- Podkarpackie, outside the Bieszczady and Lesko counties and those where third level alerts have been issued;
- Silesian, in southern counties;
- Lublin Provincein the southern and south-eastern part of the voivodeship.
In these places, moderate rainfall is expected, causing an increase in snow cover by 30-40 cm in places, and locally by up to 45 cm in areas above 600 m above sea level. The heaviest rainfall is expected to occur during the day on Saturday.
In Silesia, alerts will expire at 4 on Sunday. In Małopolska, Podkarpacie and the Lublin region, warnings will be in force until 6 on Sunday.
First degree IMWM alerts – heavy snowfall
First degree warnings against heavy snowfall apply in the following voivodeships:
- Lower Silesiain south-eastern counties;
- Opole province, outside northern counties;
- Silesianexcept for Kłobuck County;
- Lesser Poland, in Miechów and Olkusz counties;
- Świętokrzyskie, except for Końskie County;
- Masovian Voivodeship, in Lipsk and Zwoleń poviats;
- Lublin Province, except for Ryki and Łuków poviats and those covered by higher level alerts;
- Podkarpackiein the Bieszczady and Lesko counties.
Precipitation is forecast there, causing the snow cover to increase by 15-25 cm in some places. The warnings will be valid until 4 on Sunday.
IMWM alerts of the second degree – freezing precipitation
Level 2 warnings against freezing precipitation have been issued for the voivodeship Podkarpackiefor the following counties: Jasło, Krosno, loomBrzozowski, Sanok, Lesko, Bieszczady, Przemyśl, Industry.
Forecasters predict freezing rain, with periods of moderate intensity, causing black ice. The warnings will expire at 3 on Sunday.
IMWM alerts of the first degree – freezing precipitation
Forecasters IMWM also issued first-degree alerts for freezing precipitation in the following voivodeships:
- Lublin Provincein southern counties;
- Podkarpackiein central counties;
- Lesser Polandin south-eastern counties.
Freezing rain is forecast in places, causing black ice. The warnings will be valid until 3 on Sunday.
First degree IMWM alerts – heavy rainfall
Heavy rainfall is also possible in parts of the country. The lowest level warnings apply in the province. PodkarpackieIn counties Bieszczady and Lesko.
In places, moderate rainfall of 25 to 35 liters per square meter is forecast there. It is expected to rain most heavily on Saturday afternoon.
The alarms will be valid from 4 on Saturday until 3 on Sunday.
What is the IMWM third degree meteorological warning?
The third degree meteorological warning predicts the occurrence of dangerous meteorological phenomena causing very large or catastrophic damage over a large area and threatening life. Dangerous phenomena will make it impossible to conduct business. Extreme caution is recommended, frequent monitoring of weather forecasts and developments is necessary.
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.
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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