The Weather in Poland

The weather in Poland is hot in the summer and cold in the winter, seasonal changes are distinct and visible, as you’d expect in seasonal picture postcards.

Weather in Poland – Summer

During the summer temperatures are around 20 – 30 °C (66.4 and 86.0 °F). Temperatures are gradually warmer and continental towards the south and east.

The warmest region is Lower Silesia (includes Wrocław), located in south west Poland where temperatures in the summer can go as high as 34 to 39 °C (93.2 to 102.2 °F) in the warmest months of July and August.

weather in Poland

The photograph shows children playing on a hot day on a square in Wroclaw, next to a temporary water fountain.

Weather in Poland – Winter

Snow is common during the winter, particularly in the mountains and in the north east with average temperatures around 3 °C (37.4 °F) in the north west and -6 °C (21 °F) in the north east. The coldest region of Poland is in the north east on the border of Belarus and Lithuania. The climate is affected by cold fronts which come from Scandinavia and Siberia.

Weather in Poland – Rainfall

Rain falls throughout the year, though the winter is drier than summer. On average, Warsaw has around 12 – 14 days each month with rainfall, which is actually more often than in London, though Poland has a little less rainfall and shorter showers!

See Weather Online for alternative country forecast.

Thanks for use of photographs as follows, sunshine wheat, hot day in Wroclaw, Warsaw skyline, Toruń at night, Łeba seaside resort, Zakopane panorama.