Downpours and thunderstorms are coming over Poland. IMGW issued warnings – current weather forecast

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Our country has just left a calm and sunny aura, and outside the windows we see rain, which will gain strength in the coming days. Downpours and thunderstorms are coming over Poland, which could lead to local flooding and even floods. This weather situation poses a threat to the security and infrastructure of the affected areas. Where has IMGW-BIP already issued warnings?

Meteorological situation in the coming days – violent downpours and thunderstorms await us. Strong winds will blow

According to the Institute of Meteorology and Water Management – National Research Institute, the coming days will bring heavy downpours, especially in the western, southern and southeastern parts of the country. By Friday, 15 to 30 mm of rain will fall there, and up to 50-70 mm in the mountains. On the weekend (April 20-21), meanwhile, precipitation may reach 30 to 50 mm, and in mountainous regions up to 100-120 mm. We can expect rain with snow, hail and sleet especially in the foothills and mountainous regions. Heavy rainfall and thunderstorms are forecast in the east and southeast of the country, with up to 25 mm of rain possible in one day. Strong winds with gusts of up to 70 km/h will also blow.

IMGW-BIP first degree alerts: thunderstorms

IMGW-BIP has issued first-level warnings for thunderstorms in many regions of Poland. There is a particular threat in the provinces:

  • Silesia (in the districts of Żywiec, Bielsko-Biała, Bielsko-Biała, Cieszyn, Pszczyna, Wodzislawski, Jastrzębie-Zdrój, Rybnik, Rybnik, and Racibórz);
  • Lesser Poland (in the districts of Tatrzański, nowotarski, myślenicki, suski, wadowicki, oświęcimski, limanowski, wielicki, bocheński, Kraków, krakowski);
  • West Pomerania,
  • lubuskie;
  • Pomerania (in western counties);
  • Greater Poland (excluding eastern counties);
  • Lower Silesia (in northwestern and western counties).

IMGW-BIP first degree alerts: heavy rain with thunderstorms

The IMGW-BIP has also issued first-level warnings for heavy rain in the provinces:

  • Lesser Poland (in the districts of Nowy Sącz, Nowy Sącz, Gorlice).
  • Subcarpathian (in the southern counties of Jasielsk, Krosno, Strzyżowski, Brzozowski, Sanok, Lesko, Bieszczady, Przemysl);

Massive downpours are coming – we should be prepared

In view of the forecasted heavy rainfall, IMGW-BIP, together with local emergency management units, recommend that residents and local authorities take appropriate preparatory measures for the possibility of situations such as flooding or waterlogging. It is advisable to regularly monitor announcements issued by local emergency management centers, take care of the patency of sewerage systems, and check the technical condition of dams and dikes. In addition, it’s a good idea to protect your property in backyards or balconies from potential damage.

What will the May weekend be like?

Weather forecasts for the upcoming long May weekend in Poland indicate the possibility of friendlier weather than we might expect based on observations of current weather and trends from previous years. After a relatively cool and rainy period in the second half of April, preliminary meteorological forecasts for the end of the month predict an increase in temperatures that could reach values between 15 and 20°C. Although rainfall is still forecast, it will be fleeting. Optimistic weather forecasts are boosting prospects for a successful holiday, encouraging people to plan outdoor activities.

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