Weather in Poland in August: What to Expect and Packing Tips

Augustus in Polen is generally warm and pleasant, with mild to hot temperatures ranging from 21-27°C (70-81°F), depending on the region. It is the second month of summer break from school, and also the time when most people take time off from work. It gets busy with tourists everywhere.

Here are some tips for you on how to prepare for your trip to Poland in August.

Poland In August ? By The Water


The Baltic Sea is a bit challenging when it comes to the temperature, even during summer, it is about 18°C (64.4°F). The days are usually hot with a temperature average of 23 °C (73.4 °F), with occasional rains.

Lakes are a bit warmer to bathe in. Always swim only in designated and with lifeguards on board areas!

Activity And Attractions

The northern and coastal regions of Poland, including: Gdansk, Sopot, or Hel, offer beautiful beaches and a variety of summer activities. Mazury on the other hand is a more quite destination, with beautiful lakes hidden in the forests.

The most popular destinations are packed and streets are crowded with tourists, and lively squares offer something to do day and night.

Here is a list of some attractions you can expect in the northern parts of Poland in August:

What To Pack ? Poland In August By The Sea

If you’re planning to spend August by the sea in Poland, it’s best to pack for warm and sunny weather, as well as the possibility of occasional rain. Here are some essentials you will need:

  • Swimsuit, beach towel, and flip-flops/sandals
  • Sun hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen with a high SPF
  • Lightweight and breathable clothing
  • Comfortable walking or sports shoes for hiking in the forests.
  • Light jacket or sweater for cooler evenings and breezy days
  • Raincoat or umbrella in case of rain
  • Insect repellent to keep bugs away

Poland In August ? Central Parts of the Country


Central Poland in August is generally a great time to visit as the weather is warm and sunny, making it ideal for outdoor activities and sightseeing.

The average temperature during this time ranges from 18° C to 24° C (64° F to 75° F), with occasional rain showers. However, expect days with 32° C (89.6° F) or more, and the sun shining all day through.

Activity And Attractions

August is a good time to visit big cities, museums are not occupied by school tours, there is less traffic on the streets, and life is buzzing in the main squares and popular places. What are the cities located in Central Poland worth visiting? Just to list a few:

August is the time of grain harvest. Leave the city and go to the rural areas to admire the view of massive tractors gliding across fields collecting harvested crops. Try some of the best Polish apples and breath in nature.

Places to go in Central Poland, in August, outside the cities:

Wat in te pakken

  • Lightweight, breathable clothing such as shorts, t-shirts, and dresses.
  • Sunscreen with good SPF
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Rain gear: a lightweight rain jacket and umbrella.
  • Insect repellent: Insects such as mosquitoes can be prevalent in the summer months, so it’s a good idea to bring insect repellent.
  • Sweater or light jacket, temperatures can drop at night.

Poland In August ? Southern Parts Of The Country


The weather in southern Poland in August is generally warm and pleasant, with comfortable temperatures and occasional rain showers. The average temperature during this time ranges from 18°C to 26°C (64°F to 79°F), with warm days and cooler nights. Similar to the central parts, it can get very hot during the days, but thankfully, temperatures always drop at night to give a bit of a rest.

Activity And Attractions

August is a prime time to visit southern Poland, given that the weather is ideal for outdoor activities such as hiking in the Tatragebergte or sightseeing in the historic sites of Krakau.

Keep in mind that tourist hotspots in the south of Poland can become congested during this period, so reserving accommodations and excursions in advance is vital. This part of Poland has the best restaurant with traditional Polish cuisine, reserve yourself a night to dine in the restaurant’s patio.

Places good to visit in August:

Wat in te pakken

  • comfortable, lightweight clothing such as shorts, t-shirts, and sundresses.
  • Light smart casual or evening outfit for a date, or night in the theater
  • Sunscreen, there will be plenty of sunshine
  • Good shoes, there is a lot to see, and walking is the best way to explore new places
  • Lightweight rain jacket or umbrella, just in case.
  • Insect repellent
  • Sweater or light jacket, it gets chilly at nights.

General Packing Tips For Visiting Poland

There are a few things to remember to bring along when traveling to Poland in August. Sunglasses, or SPF Filter you will get in every souvenir shop, but not all things can be bought.

  • A driving license, IDP (International Driving Permit) is required for non-EU members
  • Passport
  • Health Insurance (I recommend WorldNomads), or European Health Insurance Card
  • Visa if required
  • Power adapters, and power sockets in Poland are EU standard (different from the UK, or USA)
  • Vaccine record, information about illness or allergies (no special vaccines are required to enter Poland, but it’s always good to have such record in case of emergency)

And do not forget to bring a gift, when you travel with a visit to your friends or family. Poles appreciate such gestures.

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