Seasons in Poland

The small Baltic state Poland – bright, full of legends of old European country, located to the West of Ukraine and South of Russia's Kaliningrad region.

Since then, as in 2004 Poland joined the European Union, tourism has become a priority area for the government. The country today is experiencing a Renaissance of tourism, and the proof of that are growing like mushrooms after rain hotels, resorts being built, the increased level of service and, of course, the annual trend of increasing numbers of foreign visitors interested in the rich history and the unyielding character of this troubled but resilient nation. Tourism Poland is developing in four directions: cultural (the city's "responsible" for the cultural richness of Warsaw, Krakow, Gdansk and Poznan), resort (Baltic beach resorts and treatment centers), environmental (nature reserves, national parks, crystal clear lakes, beautiful countryside and tens of thousands of walking paths) and skiing (ski centers of the southern part of Poland). In recent times, also is relied on business travel. The tourist season is the annual cycle, during this period the country was visited by about 14.5 million people.

In the bins at the modest size of Poland's huge amount of interest, about which there are legends and ancient legends. In General, there is a real Paradise for lovers of Antiques, ancient mysteries and the medieval surroundings. The proposed trip is very diverse – both in its content and duration. Standard program is for 7 days, however there are weekend tours, which, incidentally, are very popular among ordinary travellers. Cosmopolitan Krakow with wonderfully preserved old town, historical port city of Gdansk with stunning sea views, carefully restored after world war II, Warsaw's Old town – the "Golden triangle"- the main sightseeing centres in the country. To get acquainted with cultural and historical heritage of Poland better in the warmer months – from may to September, because in late autumn and in winter it is quite cool weather, and a decent share of tourist attractions (like castles and fortresses) is closed for the visit.

Polish ski resorts are a good alternative to expensive Western European winter slopes for those who are just mastering the sport and does not require steep slopes and high slopes. Developed infrastructure, high quality equipment and decent "après-ski" Zakopane, Krunic, Bialka Tatrzanska and other ski centers in the country relished many families from Russia, Ukraine and Western Europe. The ski season lasts from December to mid-March, when the temperature ranges from -10 to +2 degrees. The most expensive tours with races in the period from 24 December to 7 January.


Weather and Climate

Spring in Poland

Spring comes to Poland, or rather, her sea coast very early. March days are here recorded for the warm temperatures. Although one should not exclude entirely different scenario. The confrontation between the continental and Atlantic air masses often are confused by weather conditions, and then literally every day brings surprises in the form of an unexpected cold snap or, on the contrary, a sharp warming. Inside and South of the country are still savage frosts and snow cover does not even think to say goodbye to the earth.

In April, the nature of Poland finally awakens from its winter slumber, the trees are covered with delicate green mist, flowers bloom, filling the air with wondrous aromas, and Nightingale trills raise the already good mood. In the elevated regions of the country on the "equator" of the season only begins melting snow, so instead of a riot of bright colors here bleak landscape in the form of floods and impassable roads. But in may the nature is beautiful here. The air is heated to +18 degrees, sun is carving out a growing number of days and the weather is very conducive to long walks in the fresh air. But be prepared that the nights still getting cold. In some years the last month of spring was marked by the nightly frosts, so it would be very nice to have warm winter clothes.

The climate of the spring months

(Warszawa)

March
Max average t°: +7 °C (44.6 °F)
Min average t°: -1 °C (30.2 °F)
Sundial in the day: 3.5 hours
Rainy days: 7 days
Precipitation: 25 mm (1")
April
Max average t°: +13 °C (55.4 °F)
Min average t°: +3 °C (37.4 °F)
Sundial in the day: 5 hours
Rainy days: 7 days
Precipitation: 35 mm (1.4")
May
Max average t°: +19 °C (66.2 °F)
Min average t°: +8 °C (46.4 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 9 days
Precipitation: 50 mm (2")

Spring holidays

  • March, 8 – International women's day;
  • March-April – Easter;
  • April, 1 – April fool's Day;
  • May, 3 – National holiday of the Constitution;
  • May, 8 – day of liberation from fascism;
  • May, 26 – mother's Day.

Summer in Poland

Summer in Poland is moderately warm weather, which is characterized by periodic precipitation. Although it is possible hot periods with strong winds. The highest marks are recorded in the internal areas of the country, while on the coast sea breezes have a cooling effect. July is the warmest month of the year. Average air temperature in Krakow and Warsaw is about +23 degrees, in separate days the temperature can rise to 27 degrees. Range of day and night temperatures is very large. Costs a bit to stay on the tour without wearing extra clothes, and can be cold: in the evening the air cools down to +15 degrees. In the mountains is much cooler. Here it often rains, and is strong cloudy.

The climate of the summer months

(Warszawa)

June
Max average t°: +22 °C (71.6 °F)
Min average t°: +11 °C (51.8 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7.5 hours
Rainy days: 9 days
Precipitation: 70 mm (2.7")
Jule
Max average t°: +24 °C (75.2 °F)
Min average t°: +13 °C (55.4 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7.5 hours
Rainy days: 9 days
Precipitation: 75 mm (3")
August
Max average t°: +23 °C (73.4 °F)
Min average t°: +12 °C (53.6 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 8 days
Precipitation: 60 mm (2.4")


Summer holidays

August, 15 – Feast of the Polish army.

Autumn in Poland

The beginning of autumn in Poland – a great time. In September, another lot of warm days by the soft rays of a clear sun. This weather maintained by the Eastern continental air masses from Africa and Asia Minor. The farther from the coast, the weather conditions are more stable and therefore better. In October, as a rule, bitterly cold, charge the rains, and the clear blue skies replaced gloomy clouds.

The wind tears off the yellow leaves from the trees, Baring clumsy rough branches. Gray-rainy scenery with the eternal puddle – this picture will probably make you in Poland in November. High cloudiness is noted almost every day, in the morning, the city often into the fog. Up in the mountains of big wind power – "hair dryers", causing a reduction in the humidity level of the air and, as a consequence, poor health people. In the last month of autumn should be ready to night frosts and the first snow.

The climate of the autumn months

(Warszawa)

September
Max average t°: +18 °C (64.4 °F)
Min average t°: +9 °C (48.2 °F)
Sundial in the day: 5 hours
Rainy days: 8 days
Precipitation: 50 mm (2")
October
Max average t°: +13 °C (55.4 °F)
Min average t°: +4 °C (39.2 °F)
Sundial in the day: 3.5 hours
Rainy days: 7 days
Precipitation: 40 mm (1.6")
November
Max average t°: +6 °C (42.8 °F)
Min average t°: 0 °C (32 °F)
Sundial in the day: 1.5 hours
Rainy days: 9 days
Precipitation: 40 mm (1.6")

Autumn holidays

  • September, 1 – knowledge Day;
  • October, 14 – teacher's Day;
  • November, 2 – all souls ' day;
  • November, 11 – independence Day of Poland.

Winter in Poland

Winter in Poland is cold and snowy. Most rainfall in the Eastern regions of the country and South mountain areas. The last has a rather Sunny weather. Variation in diurnal temperature ranges from -10 degrees (night) to 0 degrees (during the day). On the Baltic coast due to the influence of the Atlantic, the climate is much milder. In January, the minimum fixing temperature level in Gdansk according to the weather forecasters the day is expected about +1 degree, and with the onset of the first twilight – 3 degrees below zero.

In the capital, located in the center of the country, frosts are much more serious. It is also worth noting that because of the constant circulation over Poland in different air masses, the weather can change dramatically. For example, tropical air brings fog and thaw, and dry continental polar mass provoke extreme cold.

The climate of the winter months

(Warszawa)

December
Max average t°: +2 °C (35.6 °F)
Min average t°: -3 °C (26.6 °F)
Sundial in the day: 1 hour
Rainy days: 8 days
Precipitation: 35 mm (1.4")
January
Max average t°: 0 °C (32 °F)
Min average t°: -5 °C (23 °F)
Sundial in the day: 1.5 hours
Rainy days: 6 days
Precipitation: 20 mm (0.8")
February
Max average t°: +2 °C (35.6 °F)
Min average t°: -4 °C (24.8 °F)
Sundial in the day: 2 hours
Rainy days: 6 days
Precipitation: 20 mm (0.8")

Winter holidays

  • December, 6 – St. Nicholas Day;
  • December, 24 – Christmas Eve;
  • December, 25 – Christmas day;
  • December, 31 – Saint Sylvester Day;
  • January, 1 – New Year;
  • January, 6 – Epiphany;
  • January, 21 – Grandmother's Day;
  • January, 22 – Grandfather's Day;
  • January, 27 – commemoration Day of victims of the Holocaust;
  • February, 14 – Valentine's Day.