in Krakow, Poland
Krakow enjoys a temperate climate
with features of both European marine west coast
and more severe continental conditions of Eastern
Europe. In other words, weather systems built
over the Atlantic bring humid air masses,
relatively cold in summer and warm in winter.
Whereas dry continental air from the East
produces hot summer days and frosty winter ones.
And airflows from the Mediterranean and northern Africa
result in summer heatwaves and pretty balmy weather in
winter, while polar systems bring about chilly days in
summer and severe frost in winter. So, even though daytime
temperature highs hover around comfortable 20 Celsius
(centigrade) most of the year save winter (when they are 0C
more or less), there are also weeks of summer heat above 30C
as well as winter frosts below minus 20C.
Best and Worst Weather
Christmas is mostly
white in Krakow snow-clad usually from mid
December to mid March. And “days are longest in
June, hottest in July, and most beautiful in August” – an old Polish poem says. On the other
hand, Krakow’s perfect springs fill the city
with sweet-smelling blossoms from mid April
through May. While the famed Polish “golden autumns” bring dry and warm weather amid rich
colors of dying leaves from mid September to mid
October or so. On November nights and mornings
the city is often shrouded in mist.
Average sunshine in Krakow per one day, roughly:
1 h 30 min. in January, 2 h in February, 3 h in
March, 4 h 30 min. in April, 7 h 30 min. in May,
6 h in June, 7 h in July, 6 h in August, 3 h in
September, 3 h in October, 1 h 30 min. in
November, and 30 min. in December (but allow for
short winter and long summer days).
in Krakow (daily
(33F) in January, 1C/35F in February, 7C/45F in
March, 12C/54F in April, 17C/64F in May, 20C/69F
in June, 21C/71F in July, 21C/71F in August,
17C/64F in September, 12C/55F in October, 5C/42F
in November, 2C/36F in December.
31 mm in
January, 24 mm in February, 36 mm in March, 25 mm
in April, 46 mm in May, 56 mm in June, 65 mm in
July, 54 mm in August, 68 mm in September, 39 mm
in October, 47 mm in November, 40 mm in December.
14kph/9mph in Januaryand February,
16kph/10mph in March, 14kph/9mph in April,
12kph/8mph in May through September, 14kph/9mph
in October and November, 16kph/10mph in December.
afternoon relative humidity
82% in January, 76%
in February, 66% in March, 58% in April, 58% in
May, 61% in June, 60 in July, 61% in August, 67%
in September, 71% in October, 82% in November,
84% in December.
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