As the calendar marks the progression of autumn, Poland’s weather seems to be clinging to the memories of summer. The country is bracing for significant rainfall in many regions until Sunday. Yet, in a surprising twist, the following week might see the mercury rise to an unseasonal 20°C (68°F).
The Institute of Meteorology and Water Management (IMGW) forecasts that the upcoming Friday will be predominantly overcast. However, a silver lining is expected in the northern parts of the country, where sporadic clear skies and intermittent rain showers are anticipated.
Consistent rainfall is predicted across the majority of Poland’s territory. The southern and southeastern regions are set to experience the brunt of it, with moderate to heavy downpours. Rainfall estimates for Friday and the night leading into Saturday include approximately 30-40 mm in the southern Lubelszczyzna region, around 50-60 mm in southern Małopolski and Podkarpacie, and between 5 mm to 20 mm in other parts of the country.
“Thermometers Go Haywire: Weather Anomalies Begin”
Despite the full onset of autumn, the weather seems to be in a summer hangover. Rain is expected in many parts of Poland until Sunday, but thermometers might display an unexpected 20°C (68°F) in the subsequent week.
Monday promises to be a clear day without rainfall, with the southern parts of Poland basking in sunshine. The entire country will experience uncharacteristically warm temperatures. The maximum temperature is projected to range from 15°C (59°F) in the coastal regions to 19°C (66.2°F) in the southeast. Tuesday will continue the warmth in the southeast with clear skies, while other regions will see increased cloud cover, sporadic rain, and cooler temperatures. The day’s highs will vary from 11°C (51.8°F) in the coastal areas, around 18°C (64.4°F) in the central regions, to an impressive 20°C (68°F) in the southeast.
Such high temperatures at the beginning of November are indeed rare for Poland, emphasizing the unpredictable nature of current climate patterns.