Poland is located in Central Europe and borders the Czech Republic, Germany, Slovakia, Ukraine, Lithuania, Russia and Belarus. 38.5 million people live on an area of 312.6 thousand km². The northern part of the country is washed by the Baltic Sea. The center is dominated by plains, the south and southwest are occupied by mountain systems: the Carpathians and the Sudetes. The highest point is Mount Rysy (2499 m). There are about 9,000 lakes in Poland, most of which are located in the Wielkopolska, Mazury and Pomeranian lake districts. The largest lake is Śniardwy (113 km²).
Poland is under the influence of a temperate climate. The weather in different regions may vary. The northern and western regions are characterized by mild winters and cool, humid summers. In the east and in the center frosty winters and summers with tempera up to +28°C prevail. In the south, in winter, the temperature drops below -10°C, and in summer it rarely rises above +22°C. The mountains receive about 1800 mm of precipitation per year. Poland attracts travelers with its ancient architecture, green tourism, ski and health resorts. The monthly weather calendar will help you choose the best time to relax.
It is cold and windy throughout the country. On the coast, the thermometer shows from -4°C to +3°C and snow is rare here. Temperatures range from -3°C to 0°C in the center and east. There is a lot of snow in the mountains, but sunny weather is stable. The thermometer shows up to -6°C…-10°C. In January, Poland celebrates the feast of the Three Kings, which is accompanied by theatrical performances.
will meet Krakow with temperature from -4°C to +2°C and occasional precipitation. In Warsaw, during the day, the thermometer shows 0°C…+1 °C, and at night – up to -3°C…-5°C. Gdansk is characterized by average temperatures from +1°C to -3°C and cloudy weather. Zakopane is 4-5 degrees colder, with heavy snowfalls. The ski season is in full swing.
In Warsaw during the day the thermometer shows +5°C…+8°C. There are only a few rainy days per month. In Gdansk and Gdynia, the temperature rises to +1°C…+5°C, strong winds blow and the chance of precipitation is quite high. In the mountains at night there are frosts down to -3°C. The ski season lasts until mid-March.
This is one of the best months for excursions. Throughout the country, the temperature is kept within +10°C…+15 °C during the day and +3°C…+6 °C at night. It is slightly cooler on the coast and in the Tatras from +2°C to +9°C. In April, the rafting season starts on the rivers Charna Khancha and Krutynia. At the beginning of the month, the capital hosts an annual beer festival.
The high tourist season has begun. In Warsaw and Krakow, the daily temperature does not fall below +17°C…+19°C and there are three rainy days on average per month. On the coast it is 3-4 degrees cooler. In the Tatras and Zakopane, the temperature is kept within +5°C…+15°C. May is favorable for recreation in Krynica, Szczawnica and Wieliczka, as well as visiting national parks and nature reserves. Curious travelers will be interested in visiting the Night of Museums festival, which is held in many Polish cities.
In the east and in the center of the country, the thermometer shows + 21 ° C… + 24 ° C during the day, but sometimes the bar jumps up to + 28 ° C. In the southern regions the temperature rarely rises above +20°C…+22°C. The northwest is characterized by +19°C… +23°C. Night temperature everywhere keeps within +9°C…+14°C. The sea warms up to +15°C…+17°C. It rains on average two to seven days a month. In the city of Olsztyn, the Artistic Summer festival starts in June, which will last for three months.
On the coast, the daily temperature ranges from +16°C to +22°C. The sea warms up to +20°C, and lakes – up to +23°C. In Wroclaw, Gdansk and Poznań the daytime thermometer shows +22°C…+25°C, and in Warsaw, Lublin and Lodz it is around +24°C…+26°C. In the Tatras during the day the maximum is +20°C, and at night +10°C. In Kostrzyn at the end of July, a grandiose music festival “Woodstock Stop” takes place.
This is a hot and rainy month. Throughout the country, the daily temperature is +22°C…+26°C. It is cooler on the coast and in the mountains. The thermometer does not rise above +20°C…+21°C. The water in the sea is heated up to +22°C and is suitable for a beach holiday. In August, the traditional St. Dominic Fair is held in Gdansk.
In the east and in the center, the air warms up to +22°C during the day. In the mountains and on the coast it is 4-5 degrees cooler. At night, the thermometer falls on average to +10°C…+13°C. In the first half of the month there are many sunny days, and in the second it often rains. The sea cools down to +17°C. September is suitable for excursions and recreation in sanatoriums. At this time, the Warsaw Autumn music festival is taking place in the capital.
Daytime temperature is within +9°C…+13°C, and at night it is +6°C…+8°C. The weather is changeable, but there is less rain in October than in previous months. Hiking and sailing on the lakes of Masuria are popular among tourists at this time of the year. Music lovers are attracted by jazz festivals in Krakow and Warsaw.
The sky is often overcast and cold winds blow. It rains two to four days a month. Warsaw and Lublin welcome guests with daytime temperatures of +5°C…+7°C. In Wroclaw, Gdansk and Poznan the thermometer shows +6°C…+9°C. In Zakopane and the Tatras during the day +2°C…+4°C, and at night the temperature drops to 0°C. On November 11, Poland celebrates Independence Day with parades and concerts.
Cold weather prevails in the mountains with temperatures of -1°C…-5°C and heavy snowfalls are frequent. At this time, the ski season opens. In the center and east of the country, the thermometer shows +1°C…+3°C, and on the coast – up to +5°C. At night, there are frosts down to -3°C. On the eve of Christmas and New Year, festive fairs are held in all cities.