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The climate of Zakopane (Poland)
Zakopane is located in the southern part of Poland at the foot of the Tatra mountain range. The village is situated at an altitude of 800 meters and is one of the most important winter sports centers in Poland. During the summer Zakopane is very popular among hikers and mountaineers. Many hikers visit this village every year because the facilities are excellent. Walking tracks are well sign posted. For longer hikes you can use one of the cabins in the mountains. During the winter many winter sports enthusiasts visit this place. When the weather cooperates you may be able to go skiing here from December till April. However, January and February are the best months for winter sports. Zakopane has a moderate continental climate. Because of its location average temperatures in Zakopane are lower than in other places in Poland. During the winter most precipitation will fall in the form of snow. Summers are pleasant but never really warm, and this is ideal for active holidays. Because of the mountains fhn winds are not uncommon. The strongest gust of wind ever recorded in the Tatra mountain range blew at a velocity of 250 kilometers per hour. This wind is very dry and may cause inconvenience for people with respiratory problems.

 

Climate information
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records. They are an average for Zakopane

average
 maximum
temperature (C)

average
minimum

temperature (C)
average
hours of sunshine

per
day
average days with precipitation
per month
average
mm
precipitation
per month
average
sea
temperature (C)
January -3 -8 3 17 n/a
February -1 -5 4 14 n/a
March 9 -3 6 14 n/a
April 14 -1 7 16 n/a
May 18 4 8 15 n/a
June 20 7 9 16 n/a
July 21 10 9 15 n/a
August 21 11 9 13 n/a
September 18 9 7 12 n/a
October 11 4 6 13 n/a
November 4 -1 3 14 n/a
December -1 -4 2 17 n/a
= 0-5 mm ● = 6-30 mm ● = 31-60 mm ● = 61-100 mm ● = 101-200 mm ● = over 200 mm
= 0-0.2 inches ● = 0.2-1.2 inches ● = 1.2-2.4 inches ● = 2.5-4 inches ● = 4.1-8 inches ● = over 8 inches

More climate information
Climate figures are very useful but dont present a general impression of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain period. The figures dont always reflect the chance of wintry weather, extreme heat or hurricanes. That is why we offer useful extra climate information for each month of the year:
 

chance of
(very) hot

weather

chance of
(very) cool
weather
chance of
long-term

precipitation
chance of
hurricanes
(cyclones)
chance of
sunny days

UV-index

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