IMWM issued meteorological alerts. At night and on Saturday, strong winds with gusts of up to 110 kilometers per hour will pose a threat to most of the country. Check where you need to pay special attention.
As tvnmeteo.pl forecaster Arleta Unton-Pyziołek reported on Friday evening, the center of the Patrick low-pressure vortex was located over southern Sweden in the area of Mora and Borlange. It was heading towards the Baltic Sea and the Gulf of Finland. Around 7 p.m., wind gusts on Bornholm, close to the center of the vortex, reached speeds of 74 kilometers per hour, but the strongest winds were in the rear part of the lowland, which moved over Norway, where wind gusts reached up to 109 km/h.
The forecaster added that around midnight, when Poland will be in the back of the vortex, the wind will start to increase and by the morning it will reach gusts of up to 80-100 km/h in the north, and even more over the sea.
Forecasters from the Institute of Meteorology and Water Management (IMGW) issued second- and first-degree meteorological warnings on a three-level, increasing scale.
IMWM alerts of the second degree – strong wind
Second degree warnings against strong winds have been issued for the following voivodeships:
Strong winds with an average speed of up to 50 kilometers per hour and gusts from 75 km/h to 95 km/h are forecast. During the second part of the night from Friday to Saturday, gusts will temporarily increase to 110 km/h. The wind will blow from the west and north-west.
Alerts in Western Pomerania will come into force at 9 p.m. on Friday and will expire at 2 p.m. on Saturday, while in the Pomerania region they will be valid from 10 p.m. on Friday until 17 the next day.
IMWM alerts of the first degree – strong wind
Level 1 warnings have been issued for many regions due to strong winds. They will apply in the following voivodeships:
– Pomeranian and West Pomeranian Voivodeshipoutside poviats covered by higher level alerts;
– Greater Polandin the following counties: Złotów, Piła, Konin, KoninKola, Turkish;
– Świętokrzyskiein the following counties: Opatów, Ostrowiec, Starachowice, Kielce, Kielce, Skarżyński, Konecki, Włoszczowa;
– Silesianin the following counties: Częstochowa, Częstochowa, Kłobuck.
In these places, strong winds with an average speed of up to 35-40 km/h, with gusts of up to 80-85 km/h, from the west are expected.
In Western Pomerania, Pomerania and the north-western part of Warmia and Mazury, the alarms will come into force at 23 on Friday and will expire at 12 on Saturday, in Wielkopolska and Kujawy they will be valid at 1-14 on Saturday, in the north-eastern corners of the province. Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship are to apply from: 3-4 on Saturday, in the Łódź region and in Silesia they will come into force at 6 on Saturday and will expire at 3 p.m. on the same day, and in other regions they will be in force at 6-17 on Saturday.
What is the second degree IMWM meteorological warning?
The first 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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