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Winter in Poland?


Nika 2 | 507
20 Dec 2009 #91
If you drink alcohol before going outside when it's very cold it's like if
you put a time bomb in your body.

I'm going out to do some Xmas shopping and then I will go to Rynek and have some of this delicious mulled wine :)
Now, if Torq is right I shall never come back :( if I am right (which I believe is the case, since PL women are ALWAYS right, aren't they Arien?) I will be back in an excellent, warm mood.

What is great about PL winter, is that low temperatures discourage ppl from going out but encourage them to stay in (often stay in bed). And you know what happens, when you stay all day in bed, especially when you have someone to share your bed with... ;)
rock - | 460
20 Dec 2009 #92
mephias,

Do you now understand why our ancestors don't prefer passing to the north of Danube :)
k98_man
20 Dec 2009 #93
In Krakow now. Freezing my butt off....it doesn't seem like it's very cold, but it seems far worse than -10 - 15.
Nika 2 | 507
20 Dec 2009 #94
Do you now understand why our ancestors don't prefer passing to the north of Danube :)

because alcohol is haram? ;)
SeanBM 35 | 5,808
20 Dec 2009 #95
Too young to remember.. I hear the Winters are brutal down there.

Poland is beautiful during the winter.
Everything looks so pure, white and clean outside (when you come inside everythng is wet and dirty:)
The freshly fallen snow in minus 7 or 10 forms crystals that glitter like diamonds when you walk around this winter wonderland.
The sound of your footsteps changes depending on how cold it is, yesterday in minus 12, the snow squeaked with every footstep but at higher temperatures the snow acts as sound insulation, sucking up all the travelling waves and giving the place a wonderful sense of peace and tranquillity.

The trees look naked in autumn only to be decorated in winter with snow. And when the snow blows on the trees on one side, all the trees lean over under the weight of the snow. This makes the trees look animated, as if they are all walking in the same direction :)

At lower temperatures the bacteria die and the air is so fresh, like it was medically treated or something.
It is essential to have the correct clothing and you must be aware of so many things that I am not used to coming from a temperate climate. Pipes may freeze and burst, heck everything may freeze and burst.

This time of year it does take extra effort to be energetic, the short cold days can take it out of you but if you force yourself to get out and about, it is amazing.

Here in the south of Poland it does not get so cold for long, you may have a few days of minus 20 Celsius. Like now for example, it was plus 7 or 9 last week now it is about minus 15 or 20 and next week it is expected to be plus again. They can predict the weather here to a great degree. This is something you can't really do where I am from, on an island in the Atlantic, as the ocean is too unpredictable and usually means rain anyway.

The coldest I have ever been in was minus 32 Celsius now that is a whole other thing, no Irish man should ever be in such cold. It was incredible but even with that said, I am glad to have experienced it as that is all this life is after all, a series of experiences, so I am happy enough to be part of these wonders of nature.

My main plan for this winter for having fun is to snowboard/ski (which is the best fun you can have with your clothes on), make snow sculpting in the garden and drive down to the frozen car park and skid around it.

There is no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong clothing (well except for minus 32, then it is actually too cold :)
mephias 11 | 304
20 Dec 2009 #96
Yeah really, I have been in cold cities before but it is different here (maybe wind). It is so strong and it is not possible to warm yourself up when you are out.

because alcohol is haram? ;)

Yeah it is a sin but it doesn't count if you commit bigger sins with it.
k98_man
20 Dec 2009 #97
Torq

I'll remember that.
mephias 11 | 304
20 Dec 2009 #98
There is no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong clothing (well except for minus 32, then it is actually too cold :)

Yeah maybe, it's my first winter here and it seems I should buy some clothes for this weather.
SeanBM 35 | 5,808
20 Dec 2009 #99
Definitely, no doubt about it.
You have to otherwise it is miserably cold.
Get a ski jacket, long johns, scarf, hat (that covers your ears), gloves and warm shoes and your quality of life will improve ten fold.
rock - | 460
20 Dec 2009 #100
because alcohol is haram? ;)

Alcohol is inevitable in that circumstances.

It is not a sin as you have to protect your health :)
Seanus 15 | 19,706
20 Dec 2009 #101
It's lovely outside now. Bloody cold inside though :(
time means 5 | 1,310
20 Dec 2009 #102
Not in Poland but hey it's snowing like mad here as well.
Seanus 15 | 19,706
20 Dec 2009 #103
katowice.gazeta.pl/katowice/1,35019,7380360,Snowboardzista_zawstydzil_gliwickich_drogowcow__wideo_.html

The above video is so cool. It was sent to me by my wife. This is why winter rocks :)
scottie1113 7 | 898
20 Dec 2009 #104
OK, OK, I can hear you all laughing, but it’s ok, I will survive. This afternoon I am moving to a fantastic little apartment in the Gdansk, right in the city centre.

You'll love the city center and we'll be neighbors. I live about 100m from Hala Targowa. We'll have to meet when I get back from Germany on 3 January. And it's balmy here today. The sun just dropped below the roofs of the flats around me, and it's warm. It's gone from -16 this morning to only -12. When I went out today I wore shorts and sandals-in my dreams!

BTW, I'm from San Diego (Southern California) and if I can get used to this, so can you. Actually, I love seeing the snow on the ground. Today really is beautiful, and life is good.
wildrover 98 | 4,451
20 Dec 2009 #105
Up here in Ostrowice its minus 15 outside , and +5 degrees inside my house , its bloody freezing , my hands are so cold i can hardly feel the keyboard on my puter....I shall not complain if it gets a bit warmer....My water pipes have frozen up , can,t see out of the windows because they have iced up...How long before spring...?
SeanBM 35 | 5,808
20 Dec 2009 #106
The above video is so cool.

Wicked :)

life is good.

It's great to be alive, it certainly beats the alternative, sure there are plenty of people in the graveyard that'd love to have my problems.

+5 degrees inside my house

Light a fire, that is too cold to sit in.
You'd better take better care of yourself.
Raj_ryder 10 | 106
20 Dec 2009 #107
in lodz its some thing like -13 i think...funny alcohol seems to help me fine whenever i go out....i mean id never even imagine going out with a couple of shots in my bloodstream and now u folks are telling me it makes me feel colder...alkohole was my last hope of survival during winters ;-D...i love wiinters because cold is one of the best excuses to drink(in vast quantities) the snow is really nice tho...an idiot in a car hit me with a snow ball last night..for exactly ten seconds it was funny...then i couldnt feel my ears so i walked into a store and bought the 8 zl bottle of sobieski...things were fine after that :-D I love winter here
polkamaniac 1 | 482
20 Dec 2009 #108
I find that the temperature is very close to the same as we have here in southern Ontario,Canada.If you look at a globe ,you get a good idea on the distance Poland and Ontario are to the Equator.They are almost the same .
ukpolska
20 Dec 2009 #109
The relative position to the Equator has little effect on the weather as most of Northern Europe's weather is control by the Gulf Stream

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gulf_Stream
and I am sure that Ontario will not be having temperatures up to 9C on Christmas day which has been forecast for some parts of Poland.

Weird it was -20 here last night and -15 tonight going to get the shorts on for Christmas though and might even have a BBQ lol
SzwedwPolsce 11 | 1,595
20 Dec 2009 #110
The temperature in Poland change very much during the winter. The same week you can have days with 0, -10 and -20 C degrees.

The winters are usually warmer in south western Poland than in north eastern, esp. in the beginning and end of the winter.
polkamaniac 1 | 482
20 Dec 2009 #111
Gues what----Today the temp. here is -10 in ontario and that is with the sun shinning.It's been like this for the last week and the forecast for the next few days shows more of the same.
dtaylor5632 18 | 2,007
20 Dec 2009 #112
Over here it is -3c, I'm walking about with a t-shirt on and everybody thinks im insane!!! :D
Amathyst 19 | 2,702
20 Dec 2009 #113
-6 in Manchester and snowed most of the day and forecast to snow over night...cant wait for the fun and games getting to work tomorrow. Thats the biggest downer in this country...a bit of snow and everything grindes to a hault! I was in the Czech Rep in Feb 2006 and they had the worst weather on record for about 20 years and I managed to travel round the country without a problem!
jonni 16 | 2,485
20 Dec 2009 #114
a bit of snow and everything grinds to a halt!

Very true. It was -14 here in Warsaw the other night and everything as normal except the bars were a bit quieter than normal.
dtaylor5632 18 | 2,007
20 Dec 2009 #115
a bit of snow and everything grindes to a hault!

It is strange that one. In Krakow as soon as the snow starts to lie on the ground an army of lil workers comes out of the blocks of flats and begins clearing it. Today it snowed and the whole community grinded to a stop :/
Amathyst 19 | 2,702
20 Dec 2009 #116
-14 here in Warsaw the other night and everything as normal except the bars were a bit quieter than normal.

Well, ya see thats one thing that it wont stop, the pubs are still full in Manchester no matter what the weather is ;0)

Today it snowed and the whole community grinded to a stop :/

A friend of mine finished work at 4 today and had to walk home because the buses were not running poor barsteward started work at 5 this morning :0(
CuriousStudent
20 Dec 2009 #117
It's a little bit warmer here in New York City. Okay, a lot warmer. It's 0 C or 32 F today. I just looked up the weather for the next ten days, and it's predicted to be 10 C the day after Christmas! That's highly unusual here. In any case, we just got a lot of snow, and I'm stuck inside all day! :(
Nika 2 | 507
21 Dec 2009 #118
Yeah it is a sin but it doesn't count if you commit bigger sins with it.

what do you mean?

Alcohol is inevitable in that circumstances. It is not a sin as you have to protect your health :)

I guess refusing to drink alcohol in order to save yourself from freezing would be even more haram, wouldn't it?

;)
mephias 11 | 304
21 Dec 2009 #120
what do you mean?

That was a joke. I forgot smiley ;).

rock:
Alcohol is inevitable in that circumstances. It is not a sin as you have to protect your health :)

Yes for me it is more inevitable because I am only able to drink fruit juices with vodka.

Islam is haram.

No Islam is kosher.


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