Eastern Europe Weather Overview
the very north of Eastern Europe, sharing a land border with Czech Republic and
Slovakia in the south and Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania and Russia on the east
side with the Baltic Sea in the north Poland experiences varying conditions
relative to the specific regions proximity to the sea and mountain ranges.
Along the coast
the weather is more mild than once you head further inland. The Baltic coast is
home to summers which are cooled by the sea breezes, and the water also has a
moderating effect on the winters, keeping them fairly mild. Once you head away from
the coast and move toward the
The majority of rain that falls is in the summer months, as
the precipitation that occurs in the winter months is mainly snowfall-
especially in the Carpathian mountain range where snow lies for up to
100 days a year.Warsaw is the country’s
capital and lies directly in the centre of
Compare this also to the
Czech Republic is made up of two main regions, lying in the west is Bohemia
which is home to rolling plains, hills and plateaus amongst low lying mountains.
the weather varies across the country solely
due to the varied elevation, however in areas of similar altitude the
conditions are hardly different at all- mainly because the small country is surrounded
by land at all borders so there are no moderating coastal influences nearby.
climate in the country is best described as temperate continental that is characterized
by four distinct seasons- hot summers, cold cloudy winters that are cold enough
to sustain snowfall.
Due to the lack of coastal influences, there is a large
annual range in temperature between summer and winter. At low altitudes the
summers are warmer and drier and the winters more mild, however as you head
into the mountain ranges nearing the German border and the Karkonosze range you
will find winters can get much bitterer and precipitation on the whole is
higher. These mountain ranges are popular skiing resorts as they sustain snow
cover for much of winter.
months in the
really a bad time of the year to visit the
Spring sees the country side come alive with
colour and this is a great time to head into the outer towns near
Český has an amazing 13th century
castle which sits high upon a hill overlooking the city like something straight
out of a fairy tale. In the summer months visitors to the town can float around
the town on rubber tubes as the river winds around, encircling the quaint