The Institute of Meteorology and Water Management warns of strong winds in northern Poland. Level 2 alerts have been issued for some locations. Icing and thaw are forecast in the southern regions of the country, which IMWM also warns about.
Forecasters from the Institute of Meteorology and Water Management (IMWM) issued first and second degree warnings.
IMWM alerts – strong wind
Second degree warnings against strong winds apply in the following voivodeships:
- West Pomeranian Voivodeshipin Sławno County;
- Pomeranianin the following counties: Słupsk, SłupskLębork, Wejherowo, Puck.
IMWM forecasts a strong wind from the west and southwest with an average speed of up to 50 kilometers per hour and gusts of up to 90 km/h. The alerts will expire at 3 p.m. on Saturday.
Level 1 warnings have also been issued due to strong winds. They are valid in the following voivodeships:
- West Pomeranian Voivodeshipin counties: ŚwinoujścieKamieński, Gryfice, Kołobrzeg, Białogard, Koszalin, Koszalin;
- Pomeranianin the following counties: Bytów, Kościerzyna, Kartuzy, Gdańsk, Gdynia, Sopot, GdańskNowy Dwór, Starogard, Tczew, Malbork, Sztum, Kwidzyn;
- Warmian-Pomeranian Voivodeshipoutside the following poviats: Nidzica, Działdowo and Nowe Miasto;
- Podlasiein the following counties: Suwałki, SuwałkiSejny, Augustów, Sokółka, Moniecki, Grajewo, Kolno.
In these areas, winds are expected to have an average speed of up to 45 km/h, with gusts of up to 80 km/h, from the west and southwest. In Western Pomerania and the western counties of the province. Pomeranian warnings will be valid until 14 on Saturday, in eastern Pomerania and in the western counties of the province. Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship will remain in force until 4 p.m. on Saturday, and in other places until 18 that day.
Before 6 a.m., IMWM reported that the strongest wind gusts in the province in the West Pomeranian Voivodeship they were approximately 55-65 km/h, and in the Pomeranian Voivodeship most often up to 75 km/h. A gust of up to 95 km/h was recorded in Rębiechów. As added, “the wind situation will not change in the near future.”
IMWM alerts – freezing precipitation
Roads may be slippery in parts of the country. The lowest level of freezing precipitation warnings have been issued for the province Podkarpackiefor the following counties: Bieszczady, Lesko, Sanok, Krosno.
Locally light freezing rain or drizzle causing black ice is forecast. The warnings will expire at 9 on Saturday.
IMWM alerts – snowmelt
Forecasters also warn of thaws in the south of the country. Second level alerts apply to the following voivodeships:
- Lower SilesiaKarkonosze and Kłodzko counties;
- Silesiancounties: Cieszyn, Bielsko and Żywiec;
- Lesser Polandcounties: Wadowice, Sucha, Nowy Targ, Tatra, Nowy Sącz, Gorlice;
- Podkarpackiecounties: Jasło, Krosno, Sanok, Lesko, Bieszczady.
The warnings cover areas above 1,200-1,400 meters above sea level where there is snow cover. The minimum temperature will range from approximately 0 to 3 degrees Celsius, and the maximum temperature will range from 3 to 6 degrees Celsius. The total rainfall for the entire warning period will range from 25 to 40 liters per square meter (from 10 to 15 l/sq m per day). . The wind will blow at an average speed of 20 to 30 km/h, with gusts up to 65 km/h, from the west.
Alerts are valid from midnight on Saturday until 12 on Monday.
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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