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IMWM warnings. Thunderstorms with downpours and gusty winds in half of Poland

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The Institute of Meteorology and Water Management issued level two warnings for storms. It will be dangerous on Wednesday in 11 voivodeships. Heavy rainfall and wind gusts of up to 90 kilometers per hour are forecast.

Forecasters from the Institute of Meteorology and Water Management (IMWM) issued second and first level meteorological warnings on a three-level, increasing scale.

IMWM second degree warnings – storms

Second degree warnings ahead storms apply to voivodeships:

  • Pomeraniancounties: Wejherowo, Kartuzy, Kościerzyna, Starogard, Tczew, Kwidzyn, Sztum, Malbork, Nowy Dwór, Puck, Gdańsk, Gdańsk, Sopot, Gdynia;
  • Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeshipcounties: Świecie, Grudziądz, GrudziadzChełmno, Toruń, ToruńGolubsko-Dobrzyński, Brodnica, Rypiński, Lipnowski, Aleksandrów, Włocławek, Włocławek;
  • Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship;
  • Podlasiecounties: Grajewo, Kolno, Łomża, Łomża, Zambrowski;
  • Masovian Voivodeship;
  • Łódźoutside the following counties: Sieradz, Wieruszów, Wieluń;
  • Świętokrzyskie;
  • Lublin Provinceoutside the counties: Biała Podlaska, Biała PodlaskaParczew, Włodawa, Chełm, Hrubieszów;
  • Podkarpackie;
  • Lesser Poland;
  • Silesian.

As stated in the announcement, storms are forecast, accompanied by very heavy rainfall in some places, ranging from 30 to 40 liters per square meter, and wind gusts locally up to 90 kilometers per hour. There will be hail locally.

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The warnings will come into force at 12 noon on Wednesday and will expire at 12 noon. 22 on the same day.

IMWM first degree warnings – storms

Parts of the country will have lower level warnings due to storms. They were issued for the following voivodeships:

  • Podlasiefor the entire voivodeship, excluding poviats covered by higher level warnings;
  • Masovian Voivodeshipfor the Łosice poviat;
  • Lublin Provincefor the following counties: Biała Podlaska, Włodawa, Chełm, helmetHrubieszów.

In these places, heavy rainfall of 29 to 35 l/sq m is expected during storms. and wind gusts up to 80 km/h. There will also be hail locally.

The warnings will be valid from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Wednesday.

IMWM meteorological warningstvnmeteo.pl for IMWM

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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