IMWM warns about dangerous weather. Strong winds will be a threat in parts of the country tonight. There are also warnings against snowmelt. As for the situation on rivers, hydrological alerts of the third, highest level are in force in some places. According to the latest weather forecast, it may also be dangerous in the coming days.
Forecasters from the Institute of Meteorology and Water Management issued first-degree warnings, threat forecasts and hydrological alerts.
IMWM alerts of the first degree – strong wind
IMWM alerts of the lowest first degree against strong winds are valid in the voivodeship West Pomeranian Voivodeshipin the following poviats: Koszalin, KoszalinSławieński, and Pomeranianin the following counties: Słupsk, SłupskLębork, Wejherowo, Puck.
Strong westerly winds with an average speed of up to 60 kilometers per hour and gusts of up to 85 km/h are forecast. The alerts will expire on Monday at 6.
First degree IMWM alerts – snowmelt
In some parts of the country, snowmelt may be a danger. Yellow alerts are valid in the voivodeship Lower Silesiain the following counties: Kłodzko, Lwówek, Karkonosze, Jelenia Góra and Kamienna Góra.
In areas above 1,000 meters above sea level, an increase in air temperature is forecast, causing thaw and melting of the snow cover. It will rise to 6-9 degrees Celsius during the day and will remain “in plus” at least until Tuesday evening. The alerts will go into effect at midnight on Sunday and expire at midnight on Monday.
Threat forecast for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
According to the threat forecast, alerts for Sunday are identical to meteorological warnings.
However, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday will look different. On these days, IMWM forecasters plan to issue warnings about snowmelt and strong winds.
Strong wind warnings for the above three days should be expected in the province. West Pomeranian Voivodeship in the following counties: Świnoujście, ŚwinoujścieGryfice, Kamieński, Kołobrzeg, Koszalin, Koszalin and Sławieński as well as in the voivodeship. Pomeranianin the following voivodeships: Słupsk, Słupsk, Lębork, Wejherowo, Puck, Gdynia, Sopot, Gdańsk, Nowy Dwór.
Snowmelt alerts are expected in the province. Podkarpackie in the following counties: Bieszczady, Lesko, Sanok, Krosno and Jasło, Lesser Poland in the following counties: Gorlice, Nowy Sącz, Nowy Targ, Tatra and Sucha, as well as Silesian in the Żywiec and Cieszyn counties.
IMWM hydrological alerts
Level three hydrological alerts apply in the Orla River catchment area in the province. Lower Silesia and Greater Poland. An upward trend is expected there, and in Korzensko the water level may rise above the alarm level. The alert will expire on Saturday at 20.
A red warning was also issued for the Bug River in the province. Masovian Voivodeship. Due to the ice jam in the Wyszków area, the water level in the lower section of the river is expected to increase and fluctuate in the high water zone, above the alert level in the Wyszków area, and above the warning level in the Popowo area. it will expire on Sunday at 10.
Orange alerts against floods exceeding the warning levels are valid on the Oder from the mouth of the Barycz to the mouth of the Bóbr and on the Nida and in the catchments of the Widawa, Wierna Rzeka, Huczwa, Tanew, Lubaczówka and Szkła. The last alerts will expire on Sunday at 10.
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.
What is threat forecast
According to the IMWM definition, the threat forecast is indicative weather forecastused to provide early information to the public about the possibility of a dangerous meteorological phenomenon.
What is a third degree hydrological alert?
A level three warning means that “water levels (observed or forecast) are in the zone above the alarm levels.”
What is a second stage hydrological alert?
A level two warning means that “water levels (observed or forecast) are in the zone above warning levels but below alarm levels.”
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