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IMWM alerts. Strong wind on Boxing Day. Level 2 warnings

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Strong winds are forecast for Tuesday for most of Poland. The Institute of Meteorology and Water Management issued second and first degree warnings. The wind is expected to be strongest over the sea.

Forecasters from the Institute of Meteorology and Water Management issued first- and second-degree meteorological warnings on a three-degree increasing scale.

IMWM alerts of the second degree – strong wind

Level two warnings for strong winds have been issued for the province West Pomeranian Voivodeshipfor counties: ŚwinoujścieKamieński, Gryfice, Kołobrzeg, Koszalin, Koszalin and Sławno and for the voivodeship Pomeranianfor poviats: Słupsk, SłupskLębork, Wejherowo and Puck.

Strong winds with an average speed of up to 55 kilometers per hour, gusts up to 90 km/h, from the west are forecast.

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The warnings will be valid from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday.

IMWM alerts of the first degree – strong wind

Lower level warnings due to strong winds have been issued for the following voivodeships:

  • West Pomeranian Voivodeship and Pomeranianexcluding counties covered by second level alerts;
  • Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship;
  • Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship;
  • Greater Poland;
  • Lubuskie;
  • Lower Silesiaoutside Oława and Strzelin counties;
  • Opole provincefor the following counties: Namysłów, Kluczbork, Olesno, Nysa, Prudnik, Głubczyce;
  • Silesianfor northern counties;
  • Łódź;
  • Świętokrzyskieoutside southern counties;
  • Masovian Voivodeship;
  • Lublin Provinceoutside southern counties;
  • Podlasie.

In these regions, the wind is expected to blow locally at an average speed of 35-40 km/h, with gusts of up to 75 km/h, from the west.

The warnings will come into effect at 10-12 on Tuesday, and will expire between 8 p.m. on Tuesday and 2 on Wednesday.

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.

PAP/Adam Ziemienowicz

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