Travel Alert Status
Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions
UTC+1 (6 hours ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time)
Poland’s climate is continental European. Winters can be severe, with heavy snows possible from December through March. Winter temperatures in Warsaw average about -3.9ºC to 0ºC. The lowest temperature in recent years was - 30ºC. Spring is usually cold and rainy. Summer can bring temperatures topping 37ºC, but a few days at about 32ºC is more typical. Autumn is usually cloudy and can be quite cold. Yearly rainfall averages about 59.69 centimeters.
Polish 96.7%, German 0.4%, Belarusian 0.1%, Ukrainian 0.1%, other 2.7% (2002)
Constitution Day, 3 May (1791)
52 00 N, 20 00 E
Central Europe, east of Germany