Summer is fast approaching. However, long-term weather forecasts do not inspire optimism. Meteorologists agree: weather anomalies await us in the form of sudden storms, severe weather fluctuations and temperatures above 30°C.
After a somewhat volatile March, everyone breathed a sigh of relief. Thermometers in April show higher and higher temperatures, there are no big breaks in the weather, sometimes we feel as if it is already summer. Long-term forecasts prepared by the Institute of Meteorology and Water Management clearly show that this year’s summer will be exceptionally warm.
The temperature across the country in June is expected to be higher than the long-term average from 1991-2020. This means a heat of more than 30 degrees.
The heat, which can sometimes last up to five days in a row, is accompanied by sudden and dangerous weather phenomena. There may be thunderstorms with heavy rain and even hail. The appearance of whirlwinds is also possible.
According to IMGW meteorologists, in July 2023, the average temperature across the country is expected to exceed the long-term average. It will be another month with many hot days. In addition, the monthly amount of precipitation in almost all parts of the country (except in the north) should be lower than normal. Such weather will lead to drought and lower water levels in rivers and lakes.
August is also not optimistic. This is another month in which the average temperature remains above normal and exceeds 30°C in the shade. Fortunately, precipitation is expected to return to normal. Such a situation may again create favorable conditions for the emergence of sudden storms.
As IMWM spokesman Grzegorz Walijewski said in an interview with Radio Eska, values over 40 ° C were recorded last year in Germany or Great Britain and these values will also be recorded in Poland. Climate scientists say they’re not asking if there will be such a value, just…when. Most likely, in 10 years this value will be recorded at least twice in our country.