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Severe weather alerts in Poland: thunderstorms, hail, and tornado risk

10.07.2024 13:00
Severe thunderstorms and localized hail are expected to hit Poland today, with the western and northwestern regions under the highest level of weather alerts.
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Radio Poland's Marcin Matuszewski has the details in his audio report - available in our player (red button above and on the left).

Poland’s Institute of Meteorology and Water Management (IMGW) has also indicated a slight risk of tornadoes in these areas.

Third-degree alerts for thunderstorms have been issued for the West Pomeranian, Lubusz, parts of Pomeranian, parts of Greater Poland, and parts of Lower Silesian voivodeships. These alerts are in effect on Wednesday, July 10, from 2 PM to 10 PM, particularly affecting counties such as Słupsk, Piła, Poznań, and Legnica. Thunderstorms may be accompanied by wind gusts exceeding 115 km/h.

Additionally, IMGW warned of a significant threat of flash floods, with potential rainfall amounts between 55-80 mm in larger cities at the forefront of the storm systems. Hailstones with diameters of 4-6 cm are also possible, along with the slight risk of tornadoes.

The rest of the country is also under weather alerts. Second-degree thunderstorm warnings cover a belt extending from the north, including Tricity (Gdańsk, Gdynia, Sopot), Bydgoszcz, Konin, Kalisz, Wrocław, and Wałbrzych. Only the eastern part of Poland remains without thunderstorm warnings, but the entire country is under heat advisories, with temperatures forecasted to reach 35°C in the shade in cities such as Leszno, Zielona Góra, Opole, and Wrocław.


Source: IAR, PAP, RMF24