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Świnoujście. The Baltic Sea swallowed up the beach. Backwater. IMGW hydrological warnings

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On Saturday, the Baltic Sea swallowed up the beach in Świnoujście. The cause was a storm raging at sea and a strong wind that caused backwater. Also on Sunday, in part of the Zachodniopomorskie Voivodeship and in other regions of the country, there are alerts against high water.

In the Zachodniopomorskie Voivodeship there are warnings against high water levels, and on Saturday an alert was issued against a storm in the Baltic Sea. On Saturday in Świnoujście strong winds caused backwater, and the waves reached several meters. As a result, practically the entire beach was flooded.

Increased water level

In Świnoujście on Saturday, a serious increase in the water level was recorded. Their level exceeded the alarm level by 10 centimeters and amounted to 590 cm. The alarm water level was also observed in the Szczecin Lagoon in Trzebież, where the alarm level exceeded 4 cm, i.e. it was 564 cm.

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As conveyed IMGWa storm warning is still in effect in the southern part of the Baltic Sea on Sunday.

Storm warnings in the Baltic Sea, 26.02baltyk.imgw.pl

Saturday stormSławomir Ryfczyński / Iswinoujscie.pl

Saturday stormSławomir Ryfczyński / Iswinoujscie.pl

Saturday stormSławomir Ryfczyński / Iswinoujscie.pl

IMGW hydrological warnings

In part of the country, there are currently II degree hydrological warnings against high water levels exceeding the warning levels. They concern the following provinces:

West Pomeranianon the Szczecin Lagoon, the Oder river from Gryfino to its mouth, the Świna Strait and the Dziwna Strait;

PomeranianFor Vistula from Toruń to Tczew;

Kuyavian-Pomeranianfor the Vistula from Toruń to Tczew and from the Reservoir Wloclawek to Torun;

mazowieckiefor the Vistula from the mouth of the Narew to the Włocławek Reservoir;

Lublinfor the Krzna catchment;

Lower Silesiafor the Widawa River from Namysłów to its mouth.

Hydrological warningsIMGW

What is a second stage hydrological alarm

A second degree warning means that “water levels (observed or forecast) are in a zone above the warning levels, but below the alert levels”.

Main photo source: Slawomir Ryfczyński / Iswinoujscie.pl

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