Weather in Poland
Be prepared for any weather condition

02.12.2018

When planning a trip we have to take care of so many things. But you certainly cannot start packing your things if you don’t know what weather you should prepare yourself for, right? It is the weather that decides what to do, wear and bring to a trip. What's more, some places are particularly attractive in certain months! If you want to see fresh snow in Poland, choose a month when there is much of it, instead of coming in the summer. But be prepared to bring more luggage!

What is the weather like in Poland?
 

Are you planning to visit Poland? Great! Good news for you. Poland is breathtaking in every weather and there is a lot of exciting things that you can do in each month in order to get the most out of every season!

However, you definitely shoud know a bit about weather in Poland, so that you won’t freeze, melt or get wet unexpectedly. In this post I will show you:

  • avarage temperatures in each month
  • the highlights of every season
  • a description of climate in Poland
  • some fun facts about weather in Poland
  • information about the best places to go in Poland, regardless of the weather

Ready?

Let’s go!

Winter in Poland

Polish winters are so much fun! The truth is, you never know what to expect :) The temperatures vary and differ in each month, but they are rarely unpleasant. And the most exciting thing about winter in Poland is, of course, snow! Polish people are used to waiting for snow, but when it finally gets to Poland, the views are absolutely incredible! There is nothing better than a romantic walk in the beautiful Polish streets in the winter!

Krakow Christmas Market

It is also a great time to take advantage of the opportunity to try winter sports. Around Krakow you will find a lot of attractive offers for both beginners and experienced skiers or snowboarders. There is one more thing you must try – a horse pulled sleigh ride – a winter tradition in Poland! Winter is the only time when such entertainment is available.

Temperature in Poland in December

Decembers are a bit chilly, with the avarage temperature  of -1°C (about 31°F). The can go The lows drop to much below freezing, averaging -3°C (about 27°F) and the highs only peak to a little bit above freezing, going up to an average of 2°C (around 36°F). The temperature in Poland in December can be unpleasant if you don't have the right clothes.

The snow doesn’t appear in December that often, but sometimes you can notice a liitle of it on your coat :)  More frequent are rains and snowy rains.

If you want to spend December in Poland, you should defiintely pack your warm clothes and underwear. A hat, scarf and gloves are essential. And of course, your christmas sweater, since December is the time of the beautiful and colorful Christmas markets!

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Source: Krakow.eska.pl

The weather in Poland in December may be variable, so it is possible that you will come across a beautiful winter landscape decorated with numerous lights and Christmas trees.

Temperature in Poland in January

The average high reaches just to freezing, at about 0°C (around 32°F). The lows drop to a bone-chilling -5°C (about 23°F). It is the coldest month in the year, but also the most snowy one. The temperature in Poland in January is the coldest, which also gives you a chance for unforgettable views.

When visiting during this month, be sure to bring a heavy coat or parka, gloves, hat and scarves to keep your exposed skin protected from the low temperatures.

Since January has so much snow, it’s a perfect time to go skiing! The weather in Poland in January promotes this type of entertainment. The snow is not sticky, so even if you are just starting your adventure with winter sports, you should find the perfect conditions. Many slopes are covered with artificial snow when needed, so even a temporary lack of real snow will not be a problem.

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Source: podroze.se.pl

 

Temperature in Poland in February

February is another cold month, though slightly warmer than January, with an average temperature of -2°C (about 28°F). At night the temperature in Poland in February can be very low, which is sometimes a surprise for tourists. If you are planning to travel at night, be sure to bring the right clothing. Rain and snow fall over an average of 11 days over the course of the month.

You should still be prepared for a chilly weather in Poland in February, so warm clothing is a must.

 

How to spend winter in Poland? Polish Winter Capital!

If you want to get the most out of Polish Winter, you should visit the beautiful city of Zakopane. The place is called The Polish Winter capital and has everything that you could possibly imagine while thinking about winter vacation.

  • Go skiing
  • Go ice-skating
  • Walk the beautiful streets of Krupówki
  • Taste the traditional Polish soup or mulled wine to make yourself warm

And so much more! Zakopane is located in the center of the unusual highlander culture, something that you will experience with every step you take. If you're fascinated by local culture, this place is definitely for you! 

And so much more! Click to see our trip to Zakopane.

Spring in Poland

Spring is the time when everything seems to wake up from the winter sleep. It’s starting to get warm, sunny, and, most impotantly, amazingly green! The most beautiful flowers start to blossom and Polish cities look like flowery fairytales! Polish Springs are perfect for walking, cycling and sightseeing! What's more, spring in Poland also has an awakening effect on the Poles as well, who smile more and look at tourists more kindly once they are able to get rid of several layers of warm clothes.

Krakow main square

Temperature in Poland in March

This month, the temperatures remain cold, averaging 4°C (about 38°F). The lows still get down to freezing, averaging 0°C (around 32°F) and the highs peak at around 7°C (about 45°F), getting warmer but still pretty chilly. The temperature in Poland in March can still be cool.

There is, however, more and more sunlight. March tends to be a bit rainy. The weather in Poland in March can be both sunny and a bit cool, as well as rainy and not yet announcing the coming of spring’s blossoming. Don't worry - it usually changes from hour to hour. If you come to Poland at that time, you will have a chance to see all of the Polish weather’s different faces.

A coat lighter coat is still needed and don’t forget your umbrella or a raincoat!

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Source: Miasto Stołeczne Warszawa

 

Temperature in Poland in April

The average high jumps up to 12°C (about 54°F), making the spring days feel warm compared to the harsh temperatures the winter months saw. The low still drops to a chilly 3°C (about 37°F). Poles say that the temperature in Poland in April is simply capricious! There is even a saying: "April-weaves, because it intertwines: part winter, part summer." So get ready for further changes, but with more greenery in the background.

During this month, you'll start getting more hours of sunlight, with an average of 4.5 hours a day. This means you'll have more time to get outside and see what the city and the surrounding area has to offer. The weather in Poland in April encourages you to explore the environment and local attractions.

April is sometimes a bit rainy, so it’s good to have your umbrella with you. You should also have your sunglasses an sunscreen!

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Source: Visit Wroclaw.eu

 

Temperature in Poland in May

It’s starting to get really warm! The average high for the month hits a nice and warm 20°C (around 68°F). It still gets cool, however, with an average low of 8°C (around 46°F). The temperature in Poland in May is conducive for taking walks and guarantees you can spend a lot of time outdoors.

There have been Mays, when the temperature bore resemblance to summer temperatures.

For a visit, pack your lighter clothes, but do not forget your jacket in case it gets a bit cold.

 

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Source: Gazeta Krakowska.pl

These months are perfect for sightseeing. Polish cities have so much to offer! Spring is the time when the flowers and the trees start to blossom, making Polish cities look incredible! Look at The Wilanow Palace in Warsaw and let yourself indulge in the spring climate! The weather in Poland in May also guarantees increasingly long evenings that you can spend in cafes, at a table set outside overlooking the touristic sites or Polish nature.

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Wilanow Palace in Spring

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Summer in Poland

There goes Summer! This time of the year is very warm in Poland, enabling tourists to lay in the sun, relax by the pool or the lake and to make long bicycle trips.

Sunscreen and sunglasses are your best friends at this time of the year! Summer in Poland is growing warmer each year. Temperatures can be unpleasant, especially in the city center. Think about how you want to plan your time to enjoy the surroundings and the weather!

Wawel Royal Castle

Temperature in Poland in June

The average high during this time jumps up to 22°C (around 72°F); not hot like other parts of the world see during the summer, but very pleasant. The temperature in Poland in June grows closer to that of summer. If you do not like hot weather, but you want to have a good time outdoors - this is a good time to explore Poland! What's more, there are still few tourists, because the school year has not yet ended. The weather in Poland in June is a good time to visit and learn about Polish cities and their architecture.

The lows still dip down to 11°C (about 52°F), so even at the beginning of summer, it can still feel cool, especially at night.

Even though the days are getting warmer and longer, the rainfall chances increase this month. An average of 60 mm of rain falls over the course of 17 days.

Definitely pack your umbrella or poncho and be prepared for some wet days during your stay.

Sunglasses are a must!

 

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Source: Magiczny Krakow

Temperature in Poland in July

Poland sees an average daily temperature of 19°C (around 65°F), warm and pleasant to get outside and enjoy the warmer days, seeing the sights of the city. The highs for the month reach all the way to 25°C (about 77°F) and the lows drop down to 12°C (about 54°F). It’s the hottest month of the year. The temperature in Poland in July is great for relaxing by the sea or a lake. Even the nights are warm, so you can easily have a barbecue or go to a disco in the open air.

While the temperatures are warmer and the days are longer, you'll still have to deal with an increased amount of rainfall. The weather in Poland in July can be changeable especially when the days are hot. Be careful, especially when you have decided to go to the mountains - thunderstorms in July occur very often and can be extremely violent.

Prepare yourself for hot days by packing your light clothing, sunglasses and sunscreen.

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Source: Travel deLuxe

Temperature in Poland in August

The warm temperatures are still on. This is the second hottest month of the year in this area of Poland, with an average daily temperature of 18°C (around 64°F). The highs still reach up to a nice and pleasant 24°C (about 75°F) and the lows drop down to 12°C (about 54°F). The temperatures in Poland in August are still pleasant and it is a good time for sightseeing as well as discovering the beauty of wild nature.

It’s a bit of a dry month and the heat can be intense. The weather in Poland in August can be changeable. Particularly hot, stuffy days can end in violent storms that bring rainfall and hail. In most years, however, it is a calmer month than July.

Pack your umbrella just in case, but sunscreen and sunglasses are crucial. Your clothes should be very light and so do your shoes, sandals is what you need.

 

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Source: Dziennik Polski 24

How to spend summer in Poland? Definitely by the sea!

Polish Baltic Sea and the cities that surround it offer so much to the tourists. You can sunbathe, take romantic long walks and visit the best sites! Especially in July and August, it may already be so hot that even on colder days, swimming is still pleasant. If the conditions are not right for sunbathing you can always visit the numerous lighthouses, go to the oceanarium or simply decide to take a long walk along the seashore. Barefoot, of course!

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Source: Podroze Dziennik

Autumn in Poland

Only in Poland you can experience the most charming view. Indulge in this golden fairytale, walk a lot and play with the leaves! Autumn in Poland is an extremely charming season of the year, especially when it brings with it warm, sunny weather. It's a great time to visit the sea or the mountains - there are no more crowds, and the air is fresh and pleasant. You can regenerate and recharge your batteries for the whole year!

Temperature in Poland in September

September signals the official start of the beautiful autumn, with pleasant temperatures and falling rainfall amounts. Poland sees an average daily temperature of 14°C (about 57°F), a fantastic temperature for getting out and exploring. The lows start dropping, reaching an average of 9°C (around 48°F) and the highs get up to 19°C (about 66°F). The temperature in Poland in September is still pleasant enough that you still don't have to wear a thick jacket. Take advantage of the warm sunshine both in the city and the countryside!

Although autumn is starting, September is still very warm and it’s the perfect time to do the cycling and walking. The weather in Poland in September is not as changeable as in summer, so you do not have to expect any sudden changes. However, follow the weather forecasts - this way you will learn whether you need to take along sunglasses or rather remember to bring an umbrella.

Pack your long-sleeved clothes and an umbrella.

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Source: Dziennik Polski 24

Temperature in Poland in October

October is significantly cooler than September, with an average temperature of 9°C (about 48°F). The lows drop to a chilly 5°C (about 41°F) but if you're bundled up properly it's not so cold you can't enjoy your time outside exploring. The temperature in Poland in October already begins to show signs of the approaching winter. However, if the weather in Poland in October is sunny, the cold will not be so noticeable.

October is the time to admire the beautiful ‘'Polish Golden Autumn‘‘. With colorful leaves everywhere, the walks through Polish streets are unforgettable! If you enjoy being out in nature, this is the perfect time to go to a forest or park. Choose one with deciduous trees – you will remember such views for the rest of your life.

Pack your jacket and warmer shoes. Umbrella is an essential.

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Source: Gazeta Pomorska

Temperature in Poland in November

Temperatures continue to plummet in November with the average daily temperatures only reaching 3°C (about 37°F). The lows get down to a blistery 0°C (about 32°F), hovering right at that freezing mark. The highs don't get much better, averaging only 5°C (around 41°F). Low temperatures in Poland in November can be quite noticeable for people who are used to a warmer climate. It's a good time to plan trips mainly to see tourist sites and attractions such as museums.

There is a big chance of rain or even snow.

This month is a bit gloomy, but very atmospheric.The weather in Poland in November, even if it is quite rainy and cool, can bring on beautiful views and lovely seasonal arrangements.

Definitely pack a warm jacket, a hat and an umbrella.

How to spend autumn in Krakow?

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Source: Radio Eska

Autumn is the perfect time to visit Krakow. The charming streets of the city, the most interesting sites and amazing atmosphere are one of the kind, even if it rains! During this time, you can easily visit most of the tourist attractions and see the monuments and museums without crowds - few tourists come in the fall. For afternoon tea, go to one of the cozy pubs in the Old Town. In this way you will experience the atmosphere of Krakow first-hand!

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Source: Krakow.zaprasza.eu

Climate in Poland

Polish climate can be described as a temperate climate with relatively cold winters and warm summers, which is greatly influenced by oceanic air currents from the west, cold polar air from Scandinavia and Russia, as well as warmer, sub-tropical air from the south. Because of this, you can know when it is cold in Poland and what the weather is like when you plan to visit.

Trivia

  • The highest temperature in Poland (40,2°C) was recorded in 1921 in Prószków
  • The lowest temperature in Poland (41,0°C) was recorded in 1940 in Siedlce
  • The deepest snow cover in Poland (355 cm) was recorded in 1995 at Kasprowy Wierch, in the Tatra Mountains
  • The highest rainfall in Poland was recorded (2770mm) in Zakopane in 2001

How to plan a trip to Krakow?

Each and every city in Poland has its unique charm in all weathers, but we think that Krakow is the most beautiful place, no matter if there is snow, rain or wind. You will find attractions there for every occasion. There are historical monuments, interesting museums as well as restaurants with traditional local food. It's also a good place to get to know the night life. From Krakow you can also go to many unusual places that are worth seeing at least once in your life. When you know the  Krakow weather for every month, you can easily plan a pleasant, unforgettable stay.

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Source: Gazeta Krakowska.pl

 

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Source: Dziennik Polski

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Weather in Poland

I hope that now you know a bit about the Polish weather and that you’ll know what to expect. Are you prepared for your trip? Tell me in the comments :)

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