Weather in Gdańsk - what awaits you at any time of the year?
Updated: Nov 9
If you are planning to visit Gdańsk, one of the most beautiful cities on the Baltic Sea, you are surely wondering what the weather is like there. Can you count on sunny and warm days, or do you have to prepare for cold and rain?
In this article, we will tell you what to expect from the weather in Gdansk and how to dress appropriately for it.
The climate of Gdańsk - what do you need to know before you go to the Baltic Sea?
Gdańsk lies on the coast of the Baltic Sea and is influenced by the maritime climate. This means that the weather is quite changeable and unpredictable.
"It is quite common in the area of the so-called Lake Effect. It manifests itself in the fact that it can rain in Gdańsk and the surrounding area even when the rest of the country is dry. It is caused by the steaming waters of the warm Baltic Sea"
The proximity of the Baltic Sea also gives the area an exceptionally mild climate, temperatures in Gdańsk are moderate and there are no extreme heat or frost.
The average annual temperature is around 9°C, and the average summer temperature is around 18°C. In winter, the average temperature drops to around 0°C.
The weather in Gdańsk also depends on the season:
Spring is usually cool and rainy, but also full of charm. Blooming trees and flowers add color and life to the city. Spring is sometimes very capricious, in Poland we have proverbs that say about it: "In March, like in a pot" "April weaves something, a bit of winter, a bit of summer" "In May like in a grove"
Summer is the best time to visit Gdańsk and enjoy the beaches. You can count on many sunny days and temperatures above 20°C. However, do not forget about a "windbreaker" jacket or a sweater or sweatshirt for the evening, because it can be windy and cooler at the seaside.
Autumn is usually cloudy and damp, but it also has its own charm. Golden leaves and red roofs create a picturesque landscape, in Poland we often say "Golden Polish Autumn" or "Babie Lato".
Winter is the least favorable time to visit Gdansk, unless you like snow and frost. You can expect low temperatures and frequent snow or rain. What's worse, due to the rather mild climate, the snow melts quickly and becomes slush.
As you can see, the weather in Gdansk is varied and unpredictable. That's why it's best to check the weather forecast before you leave and pack so you're prepared for anything.
Don't forget a warm jacket, hat, scarf and gloves for the winter and a light jacket, umbrella and sunglasses for the summer.
Don't let the weather spoil your mood or plans. Gdansk has a lot to offer at any time of the year and you will definitely enjoy it!
What's the weather like in Gdańsk in spring?
The weather in Gdańsk is generally quite cool and changeable in the spring months. The average temperature in March is around 5°C, in April around 9°C and in May around 13°C.
You can expect frequent rainfall, especially in March and April. The cloud cover is high and the number of sunny hours is low until May.
The wind over the sea can be strong and cold. Spring in Gdańsk is not one of the warmest and driest, but it also has its own charm. Blooming trees and flowers add color and life to the city.
If you are planning to visit Gdansk during the spring months, I recommend taking a warm jacket, hat, scarf, gloves and umbrella with you.
What's the weather like in summer in Gdańsk?
The weather in Gdansk is generally warm and sunny in the summer months, but also changeable and uncertain, as is often the case in a temperate climate. The average temperature in June is around 18°C, in July around 21°C and in August around 20°C. You can count on many days with temperatures above 20°C and even a few days with shadow temperatures above 25°C.
However, do not forget about a light jacket or sweater for the evening, because it can be windy and noticeably cooler at the seaside. The weather in Gdańsk also depends on the direction of the wind. The wind from the sea brings coolness and moisture, and the wind from the land brings warmth and dryness.
Rainfall in summer is quite frequent and can occur throughout the summer, especially in July and August. Cloud cover is moderate and the number of sunny hours is high.
Summer in Gdańsk is the best time to visit the city and enjoy the beaches. You can admire the beauty of architecture, culture and history of Gdańsk and enjoy the view of the sea and seagulls as well as warm sand and when it's too warm for you, you can cool down in the pleasantly warm Baltic Sea.
If you plan to visit Gdansk during the summer months, I recommend taking a light jacket, umbrella and sunglasses, and sunscreen with sunscreen.
What's the weather like in Gdańsk in autumn?
The weather in Gdańsk is generally cloudy and humid in the autumn months, especially in the second half of autumn, but it also has its own charm. The average temperature in September is around 16°C, in October around 11°C and in November around 6°C.
You can expect frequent rainfall and in November the first frosts and even snow. The beginning of September is very much liked by some tourists because of the good weather and because of the beginning of the school year, fewer tourists.
Cloud cover is moderately high and the number of sunny hours is low. The wind over the sea can be strong and cold, often gusty in autumn.
Autumn in Gdańsk is not one of the warmest and driest, especially its second half, but it also has its own charm. Golden leaves and red roofs create a picturesque landscape.
If you are planning to visit Gdansk during the autumn months, I recommend taking a warm jacket, hat, scarf, gloves and umbrella with you.
What's the weather like in Gdańsk in winter?
The weather in Gdansk during the winter months is cold and snowy. The average temperature in December is around 2°C, in January around 1°C and in February around 2°C.
You can expect low temperatures and frequent snowfalls, sleet or rain. The cloudiness is high, sometimes for long weeks, the total number of hours of sunshine is very low. The wind over the sea can be very strong, cold and unpleasant.
Winter in Gdańsk is not one of the warmest and driest, it is definitely not the best time to come. Definitely better destinations at this time of year will be mountain resorts such as the Bieszczady Mountains or the Tatra Mountains.
But winter also has its charm, near Gdańsk in Kashubia you can immerse yourself in a fairy-tale winter scenery and even go skiing. White flakes and ice crystals create a fairytale landscape.
If you are planning to visit Gdansk during the winter months, I recommend that you bring a warm jacket, hat, waterproof shoes, scarf, gloves.