Monthly weather forecast and climate
Warsaw, Poland

A view of the old town square of Warsaw, Poland, on a warm summer day, and clear skies
A view of the old town square of Warsaw, Poland, on a warm summer day, and clear skies
Warsaw, the Capital and largest city of Poland, has a humid continental climate (Köppen climatic classification Cfb or Dfb) with winters that are cold, snowy, and cloudy and moderately warm, sunny but rainy summers. Conveniently located in the lovely Masovian Plain, Warsaw experiences four distinct seasons and is generally mildly sunny and receives moderately low rainfall all year with most of it being in summer.

Winter comes to Warsaw with the coldest temperatures in the range of 0°C (32°F) and -6°C (21.2°F). The nights are exceptionally icy and chilly, especially when the Russian cold air masses arrive and temperatures go below -6°C (21.2°F). Moderately high frequent snowfall results in mild accumulation of snow on the ground throughout the winter. The general weather description for the winter period is - chilly, mildly wet and snowy with dark grey skies.

Summertime in Warsaw is mildly warm and pleasant with temperatures in the tolerable range of 11°C (51.8°F) and 23°C (73.4°F) rendering the city in one of the loveliest weather of the year. Most tourists visit Warsaw in summer as the weather is not freezing and, while the temperatures do not hit the highs of above 25°C (77°F).
Rainfall experienced in summer remains the highest of the year with an average precipitation of 71.1mm (2.8"). Most days during summer are sunny to the tune of seven and a half hours of sunshine per day.

Spring and autumn have unstable weather. Spring starts with a cold period with mild snow falls before lifting into warm and pleasant days albeit mildly rainy. Autumn alternates between mildly cold and pleasant weather in the first few weeks, before turning cold, wet, and dull in the last weeks closer to winter.
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The best time to visit Warsaw is in summer, between June and August when the weather is the most pleasant and temperatures most tolerable. Without the chill of winter and devoid of scorching temperatures, summer offers the best time to tour Warsaw and its great historical culture. Visiting the museums and great monuments in Warsaw under the wonderful weather makes a great bucket list. The nights might get cold and chilly and as such warm dressing remains essential. As much as the days are warm and pleasant, rainfall is not scarce and most afternoons get interrupted by mildly heavy showers.

Visiting Warsaw during the winter between December and February is challenging. The weather is freezing, and the temperatures are extremely low. Days are chilly, mildly wet, and appear dark and icy due to the constant gray skies - making winter the worst season for sight-seeing Warsaw. The cold air masses from Russia are common in winter and make the weather even colder. The nights are cold as temperatures drop to 6°C (42.8°F) or less, making the weather almost unbearable.

January introduces Warsaw to cold weather with freezing temperatures in the range of -4°C (24.8°F) and 0°C (32°F). Weather in January »

February is the coldest month in Warsaw, and it witnesses the coldest temperatures in the range of 0°C (32°F) and -6°C (21.2°F). Snow falls occur on most days and the whole month has the ground covered in snow. Weather in February »

March comes with spring but with low winter-like temperatures in the range of 1°C (33.8°F) and 5°C (41°F) for the better part of the month. The first few days may experience snowing, but it clears out fast. Weather in March »

April experiences a slight increase in temperatures to the range of 3°C (37.4°F) and 12°C (53.6°F) making the month mildly pleasant especially with the absence of the winter chill. Weather in April »

May experiences the typical spring weather in Warsaw as opposed to the other spring months. The temperatures rise significantly to a warm range of 8°C (46.4°F) and 19°C (66.2°F) making weather mildly pleasant. Weather in May »

Weather remains moderately sunny with up to eight hours of sunshine per day. Warm, pleasant temperatures are in the range of 11°C (51.8°F) and 21°C (69.8°F). Weather in June »

Being the peak of summer, July remains the warmest month of the year with comfortable temperatures in the range of 13°C (55.4°F) and 23°C (73.4°F). Weather in July »

August temperatures remain constant in the warm range of 12°C (53.6°F) and 23°C (73.4°F) as summer carries on. Outdoor activities are in abundance as is touring Warsaw in the lovely weather. Weather in August »

September brings autumn to Warsaw with the weather cooling down mildly but remaining warm and pleasant. Tourism carries on with the tolerable temperatures in the range of 9°C (48.2°F) and 18°C (64.4°F). Weather in September »

Warsaw cools down further in October with the temperatures in the range of 5°C (41°F) and 13°C (55.4°F). The cold weather begins to be felt especially in the evenings and nights but the days remain lukewarm. Weather in October »

November gets colder with temperatures decreasing significantly to a low range of 1°C (33.8°F) and 5°C (41°F). Frosty nights become a norm and occasionally the nights' temperature drop below freezing point. Weather in November »

A further drop in temperatures puts Warsaw in the range of -2°C (28.4°F) and 1°C (33.8°F), making December a freezing month from the first day. Weather in December »

What is the coldest month in Warsaw?

January is the coldest month in Warsaw, with an average high-temperature of 0.4°C (32.7°F) and an average low-temperature of -4.8°C (23.4°F).

How much does it rain in Warsaw?

Throughout the year, there are 159 rainfall days, and 531.5mm (20.9") of precipitation is accumulated.

What is the driest month in Warsaw?

The month with the least rainfall is February when the rain falls for 14 days and typically collects 26.1mm (1") of precipitation.

What is the warmest month in Warsaw?

With an average high-temperature of 23.6°C (74.5°F) and an average low-temperature of 12.9°C (55.2°F), July is the warmest month in Warsaw.

What is the wettest month in Warsaw?

The month with the most rainfall is July when the rain falls for 13 days and typically aggregates up to 72.9mm (2.9") of precipitation.
Average rainfall - Warsaw, Poland

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is July (72.9mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is February (26.1mm).

Average rainfall days - Warsaw, Poland

The month with the highest number of rainy days is December (16 days).
Months with the lowest number of rainy days are April, May, August and September (12 days).

Average daylight / Average sunshine - Warsaw, Poland