IMWM issued a forecast of meteorological warnings. In the second half of the week, we will be accompanied by strong gusts of wind and, in some places, freezing rain. Level 2 hydrological alerts are also in force.
At the end of the week we will have a winter episode. Most of the country will experience rainfall and snowfall, which may be heavy. There will also be freezing rain, causing black ice, and strong winds, which the Institute of Meteorology and Water Management warns about. A severe weather forecast has been issued for Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
IMWM threat forecast for Thursday
IMWM forecasters plan to issue first-degree warnings of strong winds for the voivodeship on Thursday West Pomeranian Voivodeship (counties: Świnoujście, Kamieński, Gryfice, Kołobrzeg, Białogard, Koszalin, Sławno).
IMWM threat forecast for Friday
On the next day, the lowest level alerts related to strong winds will probably apply throughout the voivodeships West Pomeranian Voivodeship (counties: Świnoujście, Kamieński, Gryfice, Kołobrzeg, Białogard, Koszalin, Sławno) and Pomeranian (counties: Słupsk, Lębork, Wejherowo, Puck, Gdynia, Sopot, Gdańsk, Nowy Dwór).
In parts of the country, roads will become slippery. Freezing precipitation, which will cause black ice, is possible throughout the provinces Lower Silesia and Opole Province. IMWM plans to issue first-degree warnings.
IMWM threat forecast for Saturday
On the first day of the weekend, dangerously strong winds are expected to cover a much larger area of the country. First level alerts will most likely cover the following voivodeships: West Pomeranian, Pomeranian, Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, Podlasie, Masovian Voivodeship, Lublin Voivodeship.
First-degree warnings related to freezing precipitation are also possible in the voivodeships on Saturday Lower Silesia and Opole province.
IMWM hydrological alerts
Level 2 hydrological warnings are currently in force in the north of the country. They concern the voivodeship Pomeranianthe Eastern Coast and the internal sea waters of the Republic of Poland – the South-Eastern Baltic Sea, the Coast from Martwa Wisła to the Vistula and from the Vistula to the state border on the Vistula Spit.
As stated in the announcement, “warnings were issued due to the high filling of the Baltic Sea (547 centimeters – October 17) and the forecast meteorological situation. Fluctuations in water levels in the high water zone and above warning levels are expected.”
The warnings are scheduled to expire at 10 a.m. on Thursday.
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 the IMWM threat forecast?
A threat forecast is an indicative weather forecast used to provide early information to the public about the possibility of a dangerous meteorological phenomenon.
What is the second degree IMWM 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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