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White streets, dozens of interventions. Violent aura on Corpus Christi

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Thursday's storms were active across almost the entire country. By 6 p.m., firefighters intervened over 200 times, mainly in northern and central Poland. There was a strong wind, it was pouring rain, and locally there was heavy hail. We received the materials at Kontakt 24.

On Corpus Christi, conditions favorable for the uprising prevailed over almost all of Poland storms. The Institute of Meteorology and Water Management issued storm meteorological warnings for all voivodeships, and level two alerts were in effect in 11 regions. Also released RCB alert.


Over 200 interventions

By 6 p.m. on Thursday, firefighters from the State Fire Service received 226 reports regarding the removal of the effects of strong wind, said Karol Kierzkowski, spokesman for the State Fire Service. The first place on the podium in the number of entries was taken by the voivodeship. Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship, where there were 65 of them, and in the Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship almost half as many – 39.

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WSKR duty officer Szczecin informed after 6 p.m. that as a result of the storm with hail in Szczecinek, the fire brigade recorded several dozen atmospheric events, mainly water pumping and fallen trees. No one was injured.

In the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship, approximately 50 weather interventions were recorded since 1:30 p.m. – reported by Brig. Małgorzata Jarocka-Krzemkowska, spokeswoman for the Provincial Headquarters of the State Fire Service in Toruń. “The situation has calmed down, most reports were received over an hour ago. Most interventions were in Świecie and Bydgoszcz poviats. Mainly, water was pumped out of properties. There were no injuries and no serious interventions,” she added.

A dangerous aura also prevailed there Masuriawhere a series of accidents occurred, including one fatal one.

Read on: Strong wind in Masuria. A series of dangerous accidents, a sailor dies

Storms in the lenses of Reporters 24

In the late afternoon, a heavy downpour passed over Lower Silesia. We received the report on Kontakt 24.

In the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship there was heavy rainfall and hail, which surprised people traveling on the S5 road in the area Bydgoszcz.


Hailstorm - S5 road near Bydgoszcz

The violent weather also surprised the inhabitants of Świecie and drivers passing nearby.

Grad near Świecie

In Gruczno, the sidewalks and balconies turned white for a moment due to hail.

Thunderstorms with hail

There was also heavy rainfall in Koronowo and strong winds were blowing.

Storm in Koronowo

In Szczecinek (West Pomeranian Voivodeship) at the corner of ul. Szczecińska and ul. Gdańska, a tree fell on a parked car. There was no one inside and no one was injured.

At Kontakt 24 we received materials from the province. West Pomeranian Voivodeship.

Hailstorm in Szczecinek

It was also dangerous in Pomerania.

Hail over Malbork

Hail like five zloty pieces

Where the storms were accompanied by hail, hailstones of impressive size fell locally. Some were larger than a five-zloty coin, while others barely fit in the palm of your hand.

Chełmno, province Kuyavian-Pomeranian VoivodeshipUser of the SOB Reporting System, dominika12samcik, Chełmno

Świecie, province Kuyavian-Pomeranian VoivodeshipUser of the SOB Reporting System, Przem, Świecie

Chełmno, province Kuyavian-Pomeranian VoivodeshipUser of the SOB Reporting System, Jeremi, Chełmno

The seed of a whirlwind

In the town of Osie, in Kujawy, a small condensation crater was formed. It is the beginning of a tornado taking the shape of a column or funnel at the base of a storm cloud. It is formed when there are strong updrafts. If the funnel touches the ground, it is called a tornado.

A small condensation funnel in KujawyUser of the Reporting System of the Storm Observers Network, Przem, Osie

PAP, Kontakt 24, tvnmeteo.pl, TVN24

Main photo source: Kubutek55/Kontakt 24

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