IMGW issued first degree hydrological alerts. As stated in the announcements, in some regions of the country, water levels in rivers are expected to increase. Warning levels may be exceeded in some places.
Forecasters from the Institute of Meteorology and Water Management issued first degree hydrological warnings.
IMGW hydrological alerts of the first degree
Yellow alerts IMGW against high water levels apply in the following voivodeships:
– Lesser Polandfor the area of the upper part of the Biała (Tarnowska) catchment and the Ropa catchment;
– Subcarpathianfor the Wisłoka catchment to Krajowice, the San to the mouth of the Wiar, the Wisłok to the mouth of the Morwawa and the Wisłok to the mouth of Stobnica, Strięża.
As a result of the forecast heavy rainfall, locally rapid water level rises are expected. At times, there is a possibility of exceeding the warning states.
In the first of the provinces, it will be dangerous until 22 on Tuesday. In the second, the alerts expire an hour later.
What is a first stage hydrological alarm?
According to the IMGW definition, the first level of hydrological alert means a moderate threat. When it is in effect, water levels (observed or forecasted) are in the zone below the warning levels – with a rapid increase in water levels expected.