Wroclaw Weather Overview:
One of the warmer cities in Poland, Wroclaw is located on the plains of Lower Silesia, close to the border with Germany. Summers can be very hot whilst winters aren’t as cold as you would have imagined for a city located inland in Europe. Snowfall is guaranteed in winter and can remain on the ground for much of the season.
All Time Highs and Lows:
In late July 1994, Wroclaw’s inhabitants baked at 39C whilst nine years earlier, January 8th 1985 saw the temperature drop to -30C.
Wroclaw has a humid continental climate according to the Koppen classification standards but has the small influence of an Oceanic climate from the Baltic and Atlantic. This means that the summer temperatures can get very high whilst winter cold is moderated by the effects of the oceanic zone.
Spring: Surprisingly, there’s a feeling of impending spring as early as February as the temperatures rise above and stay above freezing for much of the month. March sees spring on its way as sunshine hours rise to four a day and temperatures in the low fifties become common. At the other end of the season you’d think it more like summer than late spring for May often sees temperatures in the mid-seventies and with plenty of sunshine.
Summer: Unusually for a continental city, summer has the lowest precipitation levels and accordingly, plenty of sunshine. Temperatures can rise to the thirties and life moves outdoors, especially in the evenings when the city’s buildings give off the heat they’ve stored during the day making staying indoors unpleasantly hot.
Autumn: September and October are very pleasant months in the city but the temperature does fall away quite quickly with only the low seventies seen at the beginning of the season whilst November has the first snow of winter and temperatures not making it out of the forties. The city’s location gives rise to morning mist and sometimes thick fog which can last the whole day in November.
Winter: In December and January, temperatures will struggle to get above freezing and on over half of the days there’ll be snowfall. The city’s ration of winter sunshine is down to under two hours a day and this can be reduced further by the freezing fog that is more prevalent now.
Best Time to Visit:
April and May are wonderful times to visit as the air is warming nicely but still remains fresh. The city is garlanded with flowers in the numerous parks and the promise of the coming summer puts a smile on people’s faces.