Guide to Poland
CLIMATE AND WEATHER
The climate in Poland can be described as temperate, passing gradually from maritime to continental, with relatively cold winters and warm summers. Poland has 4 seasons: spring, summer, autumn and winter. The greatest amount of sunshine in summer is to be found on the Baltic coast, while in winter – in the Carpathian Mountains. The average monthly temperature in July is 19°C (66°F), but in summer the temperature sometimes rises above 30°C (86°F). In the mountains, snow is still present in April and there have been years when you could still find it in May! The annual rainfall is 500–700 mm, of which snow constitutes only 5–20%. In Warsaw, the capital of Poland, temperatures range from between 20 to 25°C (68 to 77°F) during the summer months and 0 to -5°C (32 to 23°F) in winter.