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Typical Polish Weather In December


MEB3968 4 | 11  
10 Nov 2008 /  #1
Greetings Everyone,

I'll be traveling to Poland this coming December to visit a friend. This will be my third time to Poland but my first winter trip there. I'm just trying to get an idea what the weather is typically like in December so I can pack accordingly. I'll be there during the last week in December. Is it usually very cold/snowy in Poland in December?

Thx
Wroclaw 44 | 5,387  
10 Nov 2008 /  #2
Is it usually very cold/snowy in Poland in December?

We've had both the coldest and warmest winters in Poland in recent years.

You will have to rely on the long range weather forecast nearer the point of departure.

Whatever the weather. It will be cold.
polishgirltx  
10 Nov 2008 /  #3
take a winter jacket, a hat, a scarf, gloves and cozy shoes...
the average temp is -0.9 °C / 30.4 °F in Dec....
OP MEB3968 4 | 11  
10 Nov 2008 /  #4
Thanks for the prompt replies you guys. While I'm not a fan of the cold, I can handle 30 degree weather. Where I live in the US it usually doesn't snow in December. I'll be in Warsaw for my trip. Does Warsaw typically have snowfall in December?
Wroclaw 44 | 5,387  
10 Nov 2008 /  #5
Does Warsaw typically have snowfall in December?

There hasn't been much snow in recent years. Once again, it depends on the day.

Actually, the colder it is, the less snow we get.

When it is around 0 degrees the snowflakes are puffed up and large.

When it is -10 the snowflakes are tight and compact. More like very small hail.

Unless there is a dramatic change in the weather, it's very warm here for the time of year, you won't see much snow in the city.

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But wait for a second opinion and ask again closer to the time.
wildrover 98 | 4,451  
10 Nov 2008 /  #6
I am kinda hoping it will be warm and sunny...its very cold in my house...
dcchris 8 | 432  
10 Nov 2008 /  #7
we only had 3 days of true cold last winter in warsaw. funny everybody thinks its so cold here. i went to germany for last christmas and it was much colder there
osiol 55 | 3,922  
10 Nov 2008 /  #8
true cold

What is true cold? I remember it being a wee bit nippy at the start of January.

germany... it was much colder

Weather or people?
gtd 3 | 639  
10 Nov 2008 /  #9
we only had 3 days of true cold last winter in warsaw

That is an odd statement. I can recall being well and TRULY cold many times last year.
dcchris 8 | 432  
10 Nov 2008 /  #10
for me true cold is below 0 celcius. maybe i have a high tolerance? as well though i tend to wear more warm clothes than the average person. i remember 3 cold days where it was sunny and crisp
OP MEB3968 4 | 11  
10 Nov 2008 /  #11
we only had 3 days of true cold last winter in warsaw

How do you define true cold? Because my friend told me that Warsaw saw many many cold days last year.
Switezianka - | 463  
10 Nov 2008 /  #12
Hard to say. It may be +5, it may be -15. The weather has become quite unpredictible during the last few years. Last year, there was practically no winter, but 2 or 3 years ago there was enormous snowfall, and later the were few days with temepratures like -18, -20. But December isn't that cold, I'd be surprised if the temperature fell below -5.

I hope for some true cold (for me: below -15). Trees covered with rime frost in the sun are so beautiful...
aki 3 | 17  
10 Nov 2008 /  #13
I will be in Warsaw for Chirstmas, my second time to spend Xmas in Poland but I dont remember it being very cold nor there was any snow. I really hope it snows this time... over the past years did you get much snow around Christmas period?
Prince 15 | 590  
11 Nov 2008 /  #14
In my opinion, you have about 70% chance for weather you want.
aki 3 | 17  
11 Nov 2008 /  #15
OK thanks, so there is a reasonably good chance of having snow around Christmas. great.

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