Are you thinking of visiting Poland one day? Are you wondering what season of the year would be best to go? Here is your insight into when to go and what to expect in terms of what the seasons in Poland have to offer.
First of all, you have to be aware of the fact that the weather in Poland is very instable. Due to significant differences that occur from day to day and more increasingly from year to year, it is extremely difficult to predict what the weather is going to be like at any given point in time.
Generally, the Polish seasons are clearly differentiated. Spring begins in March and, although initially it is rather cold, as the days progress it gets warmer. It is an ideal season for those who prefer pleasant warmth instead of unbearable heat in the summer. This season is perfect if you plan on taking in the sights of Poland, walking and even hiking in the Polish mountains due to low temperatures and humidity.
Summer in Poland starts in June and is typically the warmest and brightest season of the year. June is supposedly the hottest month of the year, but only in theory. In reality, you cannnot count on that unless you enjoy being disappointed. The weather varies greatly from year to year as I mentioned above. There is plenty of sun, though, in summer and this is the season when all the resorts on the Baltic coast are filled to capacity with tourists and locals alike. The resorts are most crowded during the months of June, July and August.
Autumn begins in September and since it is preceded by summer, it is usually still a little bit warm and sunny at the beginning. But this is short lived as it gradually turns colder and foggy by November. There is something about autumn in Poland with landscapes beautifully adorned with falling, colorful leaves that it gained its reputation as the famous "Polish golden autumn." They say that there is no better season than this to come to see Polish mountains. The views are stunningly beautiful during autumn here.
And then there comes the Polish winter which is usually grey and wet. Temperatures drop rapidly, the days become shorter and there are frequent intervals of snow. Although Polish winters last from December to March, high up in the mountains snow stays well into May. It is not a problem for winter sports enthusiasts and holiday-makers. Winter, after summer, is the second most popular season appealing to tourists visiting the mountainous regions of Poland . The coldest months of the season are January and February where temperatures often drop to -20 C degrees.
This is only a general look at how Polish seasons differ. More and more often, due to the global warming, the weather gives us lots of surprises. One year winter can be without snow or with short periods of snow and another year heavy snowfall can paralyze transport from days on end. The same with summer. You can be disappointed by how cold and wet it can get depending on the year. All in all, you have to be prepared for everything and just hope for good weather while visiting Poland.