Best Time to Visit Poland

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On this page, you will find information about the climate and the best time to visit Poland. We created climate tables and charts for the locations of Warsaw und Danzig. These contain details about temperatures, precipitation and more.

Furthermore, we analyzed all climate data and provide a recommendation about which months are best to visit Poland for your holiday.

Climate Overview

Thermometer Symbol -6 °C to 26 °C
Waves Symbol 2 °C to 19 °C
Rainy Cloud Symbol 0.712.87 in (5 – 16 Days of Rain)
Average Annual Temperature is between 7.9 °C (Warsaw) and 9 °C (Krakow)
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Geographical location

Poland is a state in eastern central Europe with almost 40 million inhabitants. The capital and largest city of the country is Warsaw with around 1.8 million inhabitants.

The Baltic Sea borders 330 miles to the north, Germany to the west, the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south, Lithuania, Belarus and Ukraine to the east.

There are six geographically distinct regions in Poland: The Baltic Sea coast in the north, the lowlands (Warsaw Basin and Podlassia), the highlands, the promontory, the high mountains in the south of the country and the back landscapes in the southeast.

Poland is a popular destination, especially the coastal towns like Kolberg, Swinemünde, Gdansk and Gdynia are very popular.

Climate in Poland

Wrocaw (Klearchos Kapoutsis)  [flickr.com]  CC BY 
License Information available under 'Proof of Image Sources' The climate in Poland is described as a temperate transitional climate. In the northwest of the country, on the Baltic coast, there is a maritime climate, the summers are humid and moderately warm and the winters are also humid and not too cold. In the east the climate is rather continental, the summers are hot and dry and the winters are very cold and snowy. In Warsaw, for example, temperatures can reach 23 °C in summer.

In winter temperatures drop to minus 6 °C. In the east and in the mountains there is a lot of snow all year round. Rainfall in Poland is generally evenly distributed over the year, but there are some regional differences. Most precipitation occurs west of the mountains and in the south-east of Poland there is extremely high precipitation from December to February.

Best Time to Visit Poland: Overview

JanuaryJan
MaximumMax. 1 °C
Water max. 3 °C
FebruaryFeb
MaximumMax. 2 °C
Water max. 3 °C
MarchMar
MaximumMax. 6 °C
Water max. 2 °C
AprilApr
MaximumMax. 13 °C
Water max. 5 °C
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OctoberOct
MaximumMax. 13 °C
Water max. 13 °C
NovemberNov
MaximumMax. 6 °C
Water max. 11 °C
DecemberDec
MaximumMax. 3 °C
Water max. 6 °C

When to visit Poland?


Poland is a good destination all year round. The winter – for example in the Tatras or the Carpathians – is very cold and there is usually a lot of snow. For skiers and other winter sports enthusiasts, the best time to travel is between December and March. In March it is not quite as cold as in the winter months.

For a beach holiday at the Baltic Sea or at the Seeplatten, the summer months from June to September are the best time to travel in Poland, as the temperatures are then very pleasant and on most days swimming is also possible without problems. In autumn the temperatures are usually mild.

Best Time to Visit the Regions

Find the best time to visit the regions (Poland) in the following overview.

LocationBest Time to Travel
WarsawMay, June, July, August, and September
DanzigJune, July, August, and September
KrakowJune, July, August, and September

Climate Charts Poland

In the following, you will find climate charts for the regions.

Furthermore, there are some charts you can use for quick comparison of climate between the regions.

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Warsaw

Climate Chart Warsaw
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Danzig

Climate Chart Danzig
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Day Temperatures

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Night Temperatures

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Average Temperatures

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Precipitation

Source of Data: German Weather Service (Offenbach) and Wikipedia

Climate Tables Poland

In the following, you will find some climate tables for Poland, containing information about Temperatures, Precipitation, Water Temperatures, and Hours of Sunshine.
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Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine in Warsaw (Poland)

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature-1°13°19°22°23°23°18°13°
Night Temperature-6°-5°-2°11°13°12°-3°
Precipitation (inch)0.940.941.021.342.132.762.872.321.891.381.541.38
Rainy days7767991088799
Hours of Sunshine124578775311
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature in Warsaw is 7.9 °C.

For comparison: London 11 °C, NYC 12 °C, LA 17.9 °C

Warmest month: July (18 °C)
Coldest month: January (-3.4 °C)

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 20.51 inch on 96 rainy days

For comparison: London 24.06 in, NYC 41.57 in, LA 12.01 in

There is no rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation).

Months that have possible snowfall: January, February, March, April, October, November, and December

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, June is the sunniest month with an average of 7.9 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 4.3 hours of sunshine per day on average. For comparison: London has 4.1, NYC has 7 and LA has 8.9 hours of sunshine per day on average.

Temperatures, Precipitation in Danzig (Poland)

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature10°16°19°21°21°17°12°
Night Temperature-3°-3°-1°11°13°13°10°-2°
Water Temperature10°15°19°19°17°13°10°
Precipitation (inch)0.970.70.881.161.932.52.632.22.161.871.651.33
Rainy days151313111213131214141616
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature in Danzig is 7.9 °C.

Warmest month: July (17.2 °C)
Coldest month: January (-1 °C)

The maximum water temperature in Danzig is 19 °C. Comfortable bathing is possible at water temperatures of about 21 °C.

Months with water temperature of at least 17 °C (Limited bathing is possible):
July, August, and September

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 19.97 inch on 162 rainy days

There is no rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation).

Months that have possible snowfall: January, February, March, April, November, and December

Highlights and Attractions


Warsaw, Wroclaw, Krakow, Gdansk and Auschwitz are very popular tourist destinations for city trips in Poland. There are also many cultural and historical sights, such as the State Museum in Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Historic Centre of Kraków and the market squares in Krakow and Breslau. In Warsaw you should definitely visit the Old Town and Krakowskie Pzedmiescie or Lazienki Park. The towns of Swinemünde, Kolberg and Misdroy on the Baltic Sea are very popular for bathing holidays.

Popular Activities

More attractions

Gdansk Private Walking Tour: Legends and Facts | 3-Hour Guided Cycling Tour of Warsaw | Warsaw: Chopin Concert with Complimentary Drink | Gdansk: Individual Sightseeing Tour with Audio Guide | Warsaw Old Town 1.5-Hour Segway Tour | Warsaw: Chopin Concert with Honey Wine or Juice | Warsaw 3-Hour Sightseeing Tour by Segway |

Current Weather and Forecast

Current Weather in Warsaw
clear sky     clear sky, 15.6 °C
Clouds: 0 %       Wind: 4 mph O
Air Pressure: 1007 hPa       Humidity: 87 %
Last updated: 22nd May 2019, 08:38 pm
The next days …
23rd May 201924th May 201925th May 201926th May 201927th May 201928th May 2019
light rain12 °C to 21 °Csky is clear11 °C to 21 °Clight rain10 °C to 20 °Clight rain11 °C to 14 °Cmoderate rain7 °C to 20 °Clight rain10 °C to 17 °C
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Clouds: 6 %Clouds: 1 %Clouds: 41 %Clouds: 100 %Clouds: 97 %Clouds: 100 %
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Weather information provided by OpenWeatherMap. (CC BY-SA)
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