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IMWM alerts. Strong wind, freezing precipitation, heavy rainfall, snowmelt. Dangerous weather on Sunday, December 24

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IMWM warns about dangerous weather. The next few dozen hours will bring dangerous phenomena in Poland. Forecasters predict strong winds, freezing precipitation, thaws and heavy rainfall. In some places, level two alerts were issued. Find out where to watch out.

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

IMWM alerts of the second degree – strong wind

Orange alerts against strong winds apply in voivodeships West Pomeranian Voivodeshipin the following counties: Kamienski, Gryfice, Kołobrzeg, Koszalin, Koszalin and Sławno and Pomeranian in counties: SłupskSłupsk, Lębork, Wejherowo and Puck.

According to the Institute, strong winds with an average speed of up to 55 kilometers per hour, with gusts of up to 100 km/h, are forecast from the west. The warnings will be valid from 9 p.m. on Sunday until 9 p.m. on Monday.

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IMWM alerts of the first degree – strong wind

Forecasters also issued first-degree strong wind warnings. Valid in the following voivodeships:

  • West Pomeranian Voivodeship and Pomeranian (except counties where level 2 alerts apply);
  • Greater Poland;
  • Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship;
  • Lubuskie;
  • Lower Silesia;
  • Masovian Voivodeship (in counties in the west of the voivodeship);
  • Łódź (in counties in the western half of the voivodeship);
  • Opole province (in Namysłów, Brzeg and Nysa counties);
  • Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship (in counties bordering the Pomeranian Voivodeship).

As reported, strong winds with an average speed of up to 40 km/h, gusting to approximately 70 km/h, blowing from the west are forecast in these regions.

In most regions, strong winds should be expected between 11 p.m. on Sunday and 2 p.m. on Monday, only in Warmia and MasuriaMazovia and the Łódź region between midnight and 6 p.m. on Monday.

IMWM alerts of the first degree – freezing precipitation

In parts of the country, roads will become slippery. First degree warnings were issued for the following voivodeships:

  • Lower Silesiafor the following counties: Zgorzelec, Bolesławiec, Lubań, Legnica, Legnica, Złotoryja, Jawor, Środa, Świdnica, Wałbrzych, Dzierżoniów, Wrocław, Wrocław, Oława, Strzeliński, Ząbkowice;
  • Opole provinceoutside the following poviats: Namysłów, Kluczbork, Olesno;
  • Silesianfor the southern and southwestern parts of the voivodeship;
  • Podlasie,
  • Warmian-Masurian Voivodeshipoutside counties in the west of the voivodeship;
  • Masovian Voivodeshipin the eastern part of the region;
  • Lublin Provincein the northern part of the voivodeship;
  • Podkarpackiein the following counties: Bieszczady, Krosno, Krosno, Jasło and Sanok;
  • Lesser Polandin the following counties: Gorlice, Nowy Sącz, Nowy SączTatra, Nowy Targ and Sucha.

Light freezing rain and/or drizzle causing black ice are forecast. In Lower Silesia, the warnings will be valid until 10 Sunday, and in the Opole and Silesia regions at 12.

In Podkarpacie it will be slippery between 10-15 and 12-16 on Sunday, and in Podkarpacie between 14-16 and 19-21 on the same day.

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IMWM alerts of the second degree – snowmelt

Second degree warnings due to snowmelt have been issued for the following voivodeships:

  • Silesianfor the following counties: Cieszyn, Bielsko, Bielsko-Biała, Żywiec;
  • Lesser Polandfor the following counties: Sucha, Nowy Targ, Tatra, Limanowski, Nowy Sącz, Nowy Sącz, Gorlice.

An increase in air temperature is expected, causing thaw and melting of the snow cover. The minimum temperature will range from 0 to 2 degrees Celsius, and the maximum temperature will range from 4 to 7 degrees Celsius. Total rainfall will reach 10 to 15 liters per square meter. The wind will blow at an average speed of 25 to 35 kilometers per hour, with gusts up to 60 km/h, from the southwest.

In Silesia, the warnings will come into force at 15 on Sunday and will expire at 16 on Monday. In Małopolska, alerts will apply from 4 p.m. on Sunday until 16 the next day.

IMWM first level alerts – snowmelt

In the southern part of the province Lower Silesia Lower level warnings against snowmelt were also announced. They concern the following counties: Lubań, Lwówek, Karkonosze, Jelenia GóraKamienna Góra and Kłodzko.

As a result of the increase in temperature, the snow cover in the mountains and foothill areas is forecast to melt. Thermometers will show a minimum of 2 to 5 degrees C, and a maximum of 3 to 8 degrees C. Total rainfall will range from 5 to 10 l/sq m. The average wind speed will reach 20-35 km/h, with gusts up to 70 km/h, from the west.

Alerts will be valid from 7 on Sunday until 7 on Monday.

First degree IMWM alerts – heavy rainfall

In the province Silesian moderate rainfall, sometimes heavy, up to 30 liters of water per square meter is forecast in the Żywiec district. The alerts will be valid between 2 p.m. on Sunday and 4 a.m. on Monday.

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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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