The Moodiness of the Polish Weather

Naturally, all travelers want to prepare for their trip the best they can and make sure they bring the appropriate clothing. But whenever we are asked one of the most frequently asked questions about what weather to expect during our tour, we wish we could take out our magical glass ball and check. We are great at organizing tours, but unfortunately we must admit we’re quite lousy fortune-tellers, so let us now draw an outline of the typical Polish weather, which will explain why the question about weather may turn out to be one of the trickiest ones.

The climate in Poland

Generally speaking, the climate in Poland is temperate and continental, with relatively cold winters and warm summers. This said, it is worth noting that we have not only lowlands, but also mountain ranges and the sea coast, so the weather conditions might differ from region to region.

The Polish winter

Winters are usually cold throughout the country. The sky is often grey, the temperatures are a few degrees above or below freezing and the ground is covered with a bit of snow. Snowfall is usually not abundant (unless you’re in the mountains, where there’s a lot of snow and skiing may be possible even at Easter).

Spring in Poland

Spring is cold at the beginning. April is known for its late cold waves and even snow showers. You’re probably familiar with the saying “April weather, rain and sunshine both together” - well, our Polish saying goes even further, implying that April combines a bit of winter and a bit of summer. In April and May we get a mixture of cold days and warm days. We remember years when the temperature during our May holiday reached 25°C (77°F) as well as years when it was only 5°C (41°F). From mid-May the weather usually becomes really pleasant.

Summer weather in Poland

Summers are usually mild, warm and pleasant, however it may also happen that the temperature will reach even 30-35°C (86-95°F). The summer is also the rainiest season. We often get thunderstorms in the afternoon, especially in July. If your trip includes Southern Poland, where there are mountain ranges, make sure to take warmer clothes with you. The climate is naturally colder there and the summers are cool. The average temperature in Zakopane in July is 15°C (59°F).

The golden Polish autumn

The beginning of autumn is usually very pleasant. September is still warm. October is often much cooler, but still with a fair amount of sunny days to enjoy. November is more dull, chilly and rainy.

What clothes to pack

To sum up: if you’re planning a trip to Poland in the winter, make sure to bring a warm jacket, warm shoes, a hat, a scarf and gloves. In the summer, pack mostly lightweight clothes, but don’t forget your long pants, a sweatshirt or a sweater for the evenings and a raincoat - especially if you’re taking part in the Ultimate Poland or the Polish Delight tour and will be visiting both the Polish seaside and the Polish mountains. As for spring and autumn, well, what can we say… expect the unexpected, as the Polish weather may turn out to be a bit moody:)

Design your own tour
Discover Poland the way that matches your traveling style. Budget or luxury travel, family friendly vacations, topic-focused sightseeing, activity-packed tours, you name it! The sky is the limit.
GET A FREE TOUR PLAN
You May Also Like
CONTACT
RealPoland sp. z o.o.
Grochowska 217/15, 04-077 Warsaw POLAND
[email protected]USA number: +1 347 670 40 74
AU number: +61 2 8006 5041
PL number: +48 603 348 000
ABOUT US
We are an inbound Poland Tour Operator, located in Poland, specializing in group and private tours. Our aim is to make your stay here an unforgettable experience. We are experts in organizing unique, custom-made Polish holidays, suiting your personal needs. Our team consists of natives, fascinated by their homeland, licensed guides and touring agents with huge knowledge and energy to share. We will do our best to meet your highest expectations.

SOCIAL MEDIA
NEWSLETTER
Latest information from Poland, travel tips, a bit of history, culture and Polish traditions.

    Your full name

    Your email

    Copyright © RealPoland
    linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram