Robin’s low over Poland – will a snowstorm paralyze the country?

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Europe has been struggling with violent weather events for more than a week. The lower temperatures and snowstorms are responsible for the lower temperatures and snowstorms than Robin, which is expected to reach Poland this weekend. This is evidenced by, among other things. The lowering of temperatures and dense cloud cover that we have seen in recent days. The apogee of precipitation in our country is about to happen. Does this mean that a winter like we haven’t had in a long time has arrived? According to synoptics, the snowstorms associated with the Robin low are a strong but temporary break in the weather. Low temperatures and snowfall are expected to continue until about mid-December.

Any than this deterioration of the weather

Barrier troughs are a permanent part of the atmospheric circulation. Their occurrence ensures the transfer of warm air from subtropical areas toward the poles. To put it more figuratively, barium lows and highs are the elements that make up the so-called “barium”. Atmospheric systems over which there is rotating air. A low, also called a cyclone, is an area in such a system that is characterized by low pressure and rising air movement. As a result of this process, clouds are formed, and the weather in the low-lying area is windy and heavy with precipitation.

Than Robin – the dangerous Genoese

Than Robin is the so-called. Genoese low – this type of low is responsible for very dangerous atmospheric phenomena (such as the prolonged and intense rains that caused flooding in Poland in 1997). The Genoese low is formed in the area of the city of Genoa (Italy) and, moving northward, brings with it intense precipitation. It is particularly dangerous if it stagnates for several days – the front that is formed on the border of the confluence of hot air flowing over eastern Europe from north Africa and cold air coming over western Europe from the Atlantic results in violent atmospheric phenomena. Long-term rainfall of several days in one area has negative effects and often poses risks. In the case of Arctic air, low temperatures and snowstorms are added.

Difficult weather situation over Europe – Robin’s low takes deadly toll

The weather situation over Europe began to change significantly last week. Central and eastern Europe, after a long period of mild weather and positive temperatures, was hit by heavy snowstorms accompanied by gusty winds. Large amounts of snow have fallen in Bulgaria, Romania, Moldova and Ukraine, with snow cover reaching 50 cm in places. As of November 27, the snowstorms had caused the deaths of five people in Ukraine and three in Moldova, and some regions were cut off from electricity.

Adverse weather conditions have also affected Poland, with Arctic air from the north steadily feeding a low that has expanded toward western Europe in recent days. Heavy snowfall and low temperatures have reached Germany, France and the Benelux countries, only to turn back towards the Alps. From there came another wave of frost and blizzard, which we will observe in our country in the coming hours.

What will it bring than Robin? Forecasts for Poland

According to forecasts, due to the formation of the second Robin II low center in our part of the continent, Poland will experience heavy snowfall, resulting in a snow cover of 35 cm in places. The situation on roads and trails will deteriorate rapidly, and the accumulation of large amounts of wet and heavy snow on roofs and trees will pose additional risks. Frigid temperatures can reach double-digit degrees. Due to the absence of a high in the region northeast of Poland, synopticians predict that Robin’s low will not be blocked and will be able to move further.

Than Robin – which areas of our country are most vulnerable?

The precipitation was the first, according to forecasts, to appear in the Bieszczady Mountains yesterday afternoon, and according to IMGW-PIB it is expected to eventually cover most of Poland. The largest increase in snow cover is expected to occur in the southern part of the country, in a belt from Subcarpathia to the Lubusz land. The provinces most at risk are Małopolskie, Podkarpackie, Świętokrzyskie and Lubelskie. Heavy snowfall may also occur in the Opole region, the Klodzko Basin and Upper Silesia. Severe traffic disruptions and power outages may occur in the areas mentioned. The situation is dynamic, but so far IMGW-PIB has issued 1st, 2nd and 3rd degree warnings for the southern regions of our country.

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