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What is the weather like in Poland where you are now?


mephias 11 | 304
3 Jan 2012  #31
Erzurum is very high city (1870 meters from sea level) it always has lower average than Poland in temperature, but yes luckily there is very warm winter in Poland this year.
teflcat 5 | 1,032
30 Jan 2012  #32
It was minus 20 this morning here in Podlasie; about minus 14 now. I've got the car covered with old carpets as we're expecting another cold one tonight and I have to leave for work at six tomorrow. The cat refuses to stay out for more than two minutes. I heard it's much less cold in the West of the country. Anyone?
Zman
30 Jan 2012  #33
Warsaw was -15C in the morning today and is now at -10,5C. Nasty, but I still remember -26C a few years ago (at night) :-)
Harry
30 Jan 2012  #34
In central Warsaw (i.e. the bit which is usually a couple of degrees warmer than the outskirts) it was -14.9 this morning. I hear talk that it's supposed to be as low as -30 next week but am less than entirely convinced by such forecasts.
teflcat 5 | 1,032
30 Jan 2012  #35
-26C a few years ago

That was the worst winter for forty years. I got up in the night to put fuel on the fire and it was 32 below outside the window!
Zman
30 Jan 2012  #36
They forecast approx. -30C for Podlasie and Lubelskie for this coming Thursday, we might be a notch above that in Warsaw from what I hear.
bullfrog 6 | 603
30 Jan 2012  #37
-29,5°C in January 2006 in Warsaw!! I still feel it..
Zman
30 Jan 2012  #38
It was harsh indeed Teflcat. But I kind of think the worst winters are such when it freezes your (and mine) ass off at -10C for about 1 to 2 months straight, with little or no breaks. Luckily have not had those recently. But let's wait and see.... I just hope that spell will be broken soon.
Harry
30 Jan 2012  #39
The cat refuses to stay out for more than two minutes.

One of mine was sleeping last night with her head wedged inside the radiator.
teflcat 5 | 1,032
30 Jan 2012  #40
-29,5°C in January 2006

That winter I was shovelling snow out front. Later I discovered that my Maglite had dropped out of my pocket. I didn't find it until the spring, at the bottom of our pond, where it had been for about three months. It worked without even a change of batteries. The best thing to have ever come out of California. (Hungarian invetor, I think. Maybe Polish!) I wrote and thanked Maglite for their great product and they sent me another one. Cool firm.
gumishu 11 | 5,015
30 Jan 2012  #41
n central Warsaw (i.e. the bit which is usually a couple of degrees warmer than the outskirts) it was -14.9 this morning. I hear talk that it's supposed to be as low as -30 next week but am less than entirely convinced by such forecasts.

don't know about the next week but it looks like it's gonna be snowing on the weekend - (if it's gonna be snowing it's not gonna be so cold)
teflcat 5 | 1,032
30 Jan 2012  #42
One of mine was sleeping last night with her head wedged inside the radiator.

Poor puss! Did you read about those people complaining that the powers that be in their block had limited the heating to 18c? That's ok for adults but for families with littluns it's too low, especially now. What's the usual temp. in flats?
Zman
30 Jan 2012  #44
I live in a 16 storey appt. block and the temperature easily reaches 27 when I shut all the windows with radiators at max, even at this temperature. Historically (from what I remember) even the old commie buildings have been well heated at least in the past 15-20 years. In communist times however it would be a problem due to lack of coal (imagine that in a coal producing country). Oh, and they would switch off energy for like 2 hrs per day as well back then!

Ok, time to open the window a little :-)
Harry
30 Jan 2012  #45
Poor puss!

One of the others was sleeping on top of a radiator.

Later I discovered that my Maglite had dropped out of my pocket. I didn't find it until the spring, at the bottom of our pond, where it had been for about three months. It worked without even a change of batteries. The best thing to have ever come out of California. (Hungarian invetor, I think. Maybe Polish!) I wrote and thanked Maglite for their great product and they sent me another one. Cool firm.

Indeed an excellent product. Croatian inventor I think. I keep a couple in the flat and a six D cell version in the car (results in the same solutions as a baseball bat but far few questions about it, and it helps you see after dark).

24 oC

Mine is usually about that.
teflcat 5 | 1,032
30 Jan 2012  #46
I keep a couple in the flat and a six D cell version in the car (results in the same solutions as a baseball bat but far few questions about it, and it helps you see after dark).

Before my (tiny) sister-in-law got married she attended a self-defence class for women run by a good-hearted copper. He told the women to keep a six D cell Maglite under the bed for the same reason you imply.
Harry
30 Jan 2012  #47
keep a six D cell Maglite under the bed for the same reason you imply.

On a high up shelf near the front door is also a place where it can be handy to keep a torch capable of illuminating things which are quite a long way away.
gumishu 11 | 5,015
30 Jan 2012  #48
I want more snow - come on, weekend, come on
JonnyM 11 | 2,621
30 Jan 2012  #49
I noticed it's minus 15 and getting colder now. Where I am, it's plus 20 and getting hotter. 35 degrees difference. Interesting when I return home next week and step out of the airport into the freezing cold.The danger when it's so cold is that everyone's indoors with no ventilation breathing the cold virus everywhere.
gumishu 11 | 5,015
30 Jan 2012  #50
the virus of cold gets killed in the freezing air - cold is much more ubiquitous in cold and damp periods
JonnyM 11 | 2,621
30 Jan 2012  #51
the virus of cold gets killed in the freezing air

That's true. there are two schools of thought about disease transmission in cold weather. To wrap up like Nanook of the North to avoid getting a chill or to avoid confined, sealed spaces full of coughing people. I do both.
pip 10 | 1,661
30 Jan 2012  #52
I've got the car covered with old carpets as we're expecting another cold

why do people do this?? it does absolutely nothing but look completely ridiculous.

cold weather is not to be feared- it does a body good. Polish people seem to be scared of the cold and dress their children in 6 layers so they sweat and then get sick from being too hot and sitting in their own sweat.

Last week I changed planes in Calgary- it was -35. Now that is cold. -20 is not too bad if you dress for it.
gumishu 11 | 5,015
30 Jan 2012  #53
why do people do this?? it does absolutely nothing but look completely ridiculous.

it prevents ice buildup on your windscreen and other window panes - to scratch your windscreen, rear view mirrors etc is not the nicest way to start a day when it's -20 at six o'clock
teflcat 5 | 1,032
30 Jan 2012  #54
why do people do this??

If I didn't do this, I wouldn't be able to get the damn door open. If you want to buy me a heated garage, I'd be very grateful.
pip 10 | 1,661
30 Jan 2012  #55
perhaps where I come from scraping off windows in the winter is the norm. same with warming up your car for 10 minutes while scraping windows. I also think that my standard Canadian winter weather of -35 will not change the amount of ice on a windshield no matter what you put on it.

I guess I don't mind scraping off the windows and then getting into a warm car. makes me Canadian, I suppose.
delphiandomine 83 | 17,690
30 Jan 2012  #56
I guess I don't mind scraping off the windows and then getting into a warm car

But what if you can't get into the car?

My fuel cap froze last winter...that was a rather ridiculous situation :( -20c in Poznan, low on fuel and a frozen fuel cap. Bah was the only word I could utter.
Wroclaw Boy
30 Jan 2012  #57
If I didn't do this, I wouldn't be able to get the damn door open.

Quick way to avoid is spray WD-40 round your trims, the better way is to rub vaseline on them.
Wedle 16 | 496
30 Jan 2012  #58
six D cell version in the car

You must be regular at ' militaria' on Tamka !

the better way is to rub vaseline on them

This is exactly what was recommended to us, by the Gorals.

The cat refuses to stay out for more than two minutes.

Vaseline Petroleum Jelly or cooking spray, on the foot pads of cats and dogs is a good protection, when they are out in extreme cold, they can suffer from frost bite.
teflcat 5 | 1,032
3 Feb 2012  #59
Minus 29C at 0600 this morning. Minus 26 now in Podlasie.
Wedle 16 | 496
3 Feb 2012  #60
So you are glad the Mrs bought you thermals for xmas lol

On a serious note, this polish company do some good inexpensive outdoor clothing
fjordnansen.com.pl/site


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