Warsaw Weather, When to Go and Climate Information

(Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland)

Picture of tourist train driving around the Old TownThe main tourist season of Warsaw falls between May and September, from the middle of spring until the beginning of autumn, when the climate is at its most favourable. Each July and August, the summer weather in Warsaw attracts crowds of visitors from Poland and beyond, who arrive in the city for their summer holidays and quickly fill Skaryszewski Park, the Lazienki Royal Gardens and other major city parks.

Warsaw's summer climate is also a time for partying and festivities, with the International Street Art Festival each July filling the city with street performers and food stalls. Sunny summer weather causes highs of between 23°C / 73°F and 25°C / 77°F, although the evenings can feel at little chilly at around 12°C / 54°F or thereabouts.

Photo of the Old Town Square in the summer

Seasonal Climate Variations / When to Go

The climate in Warsaw is typically described as being continental, with warm, humid summers and colder winters. Although rainfall is generally evenly spread throughout the year, July does tend to be the wettest month according to weather statistics. However, precipitation levels for the month are still less than 100 mm / 4 inches, and less than 75 mm / 3 inches for June and August, rarely spoiling the whole day.

The autumn climate approaches in September, although temperatures hold steady at 18°C / 64°F and generally feel pleasant. Each September, the Warsaw Autumn celebrates the seasonal weather changes and features everything from classical music concerts to extensive exhibitions, all of which attract crowds.

From December to March, the climate is at its coldest and overnight frosty weather becomes commonplace, along with some snow. January is the coldest month in Warsaw, when daytime temperatures rarely top freezing and means that ice skating becomes a popular pastime and Polish ski resorts quickly fill up, such as Zieleniec to the far west.

Warsaw Weather and Climate Chart (Averages)



-1°C / 30°F
-6°C / 21°F


1°C / 34°F
-5°C / 23°F


6°C / 43°F
-2°C / 28°F


13°C / 55°F
3°C / 37°F


18°C / 64°F
8°C / 46°F


22°C / 72°F
11°C / 52°F


23°C / 73°F
12°C / 54°F


23°C / 73°F
12°C / 54°F


18°C / 64°F
8°C / 46°F


12°C / 54°F
4°C / 39°F


6°C / 43°F
1°C / 34°F


1°C / 34°F
-4°C / 25°F