We've looked at the most up-to-date weather data for Poland, covering the last 12 years up to 2021, plus we've asked our team of travel bloggers for their first-hand experiences in order to answer the most frequently asked questions about Poland weather in January.
How cold is it in Poland during January?
January is typically the coldest month in Poland. And when we say cold, we mean it. The temperature tops out at around 0℃ during the day, falling away to -3℃ at night. The UV index will be low at this time of year, so not something to worry about. However, if you're going to be outside for long periods it's always a good idea to apply a small amount of sunscreen to exposed skin.
Does it snow in Poland during January?
Yes, it's very likely that it'll snow, and there will also be ice and snow on the ground, so pack appropriate footwear and clothing.
Does it rain in Poland during January?
On average, there will be 10 rainy days during the month, amounting to 36.5mm in total. That's much drier than we see in England during August, and therefore not something to be concerned about. Of course, some of that rain will actually fall as sleet, snow, and possibly freezing rain. There's a small chance that you'll catch a thunderstorm during your trip.
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Poland Blog posts
From the UK's most popular travel bloggers
21st September 2021 by Inside the Travel LabThe truth about the salt mines near Krakow, Poland
Wieliczka holds an underground secret: pure beauty. Here's what it's like to go deep beneath the earth, complete with tips for visiting the salt mines near Krakow. “Once we start, I will not be able to talk to you. And you will not be able to turn back.” The man stands cloaked in a long charcoal jacket, blowing on his hands to keep warm. For a giant-sized man, he uses a soft voice. "Are you ready?" he asks again. I figure I'm as ready as I'll ever be to climb down 100 metres beneath the...
29th January 2021 by PommieTravelsSpectacular festivals in Krakow
Krakow’s cultural and historical references to past and present honour tributes to the arts, sport and traditions are celebrated all year round. The summer months, especially, you are truly spoilt for choice as the high accumulation of tourists makes Krakow one of Europe’s most popular holiday and weekend break destinations. Krakow’s tourism board reported that 14 million visitors came to this enchanting medieval city in 2019 voted Best European City Destination and European Capital of...
26th January 2021 by TravelDaveExplore the old Baltic coastal town of Gdansk, Poland
If you’re looking for a long weekend escape destination in Europe, be sure to check out the city of Gdansk in Poland. There’s plenty on offer for visitors to do and see there, especially in the stunning picturesque old town where you can wander around the back streets all day long. The city is located along the Baltic coast and has a rich maritime history that dates back to the 10th century....
28th May 2019 by While I'm Young27 reasons to visit Warsaw for your next city break
I have to admit that Poland’s capital had never been high on my list of places to visit. I booked flights on a whim then immediately wondered why I hadn’t spent the cash on a trip to say, the former capital Krakow, which everyone knows is a fun destination. But Warsaw? Not gonna lie, I hadn’t heard much hype....
28th May 2019 by While I'm YoungThe best bars in Warsaw, Poland: A drinker’s guide
I was recently in Warsaw for a long weekend with my fiancé and I won’t lie, we spent most of our time in the city’s many watering holes. The city has tons of attractions, which I covered in my guide to what to do with three days in Warsaw, but what got us excited were how much fun the bars in Warsaw were! Based on my findings during my very serious research (I’m now on a detox until 2026), I thought I’d put together a little guide to where to drink in Warsaw, in case any fellow boozy...
28th May 2019 by While I'm YoungThree days in Warsaw: A complete itinerary
I recently spent three days in Warsaw and I’ve come back filled with an enthusiasm for the destination that I wasn’t expecting. I hadn’t heard too much online hype about Poland’s capital before my trip, but cheap flights lured me to book a city break in Warsaw and I’m so glad I took a chance on the place, instead of heading to more widely raved about Krakow. With over 70 museums, a picture-perfect Old Town and a plethora of cheap, unique bars (three nights in Warsaw was barely enough...
19th January 2021 by JohnDiscover the cheapest destinations in Europe for your next holiday
There’s no doubt about it, travel throughout Europe can be an expensive addition to your budget.Some of the world’s most famous destinations, including Italy, France and Spain, are absolutely fabulous, but can easily stretch the wallet on accommodation alone. But, never fear, the team at Simply Holiday Deals has come to the rescue, with a map of the cheapest destinations in Europe, based on the Europe Backpacker Index for 2015.Based on good quality hostels, the price of daily meals, drinks...
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