The Tatras lie in the temperate zone of Central Europe.
Their mountainous topography causes one of the most diverse climates in that region. Winds The average wind speed on the summits is 6 m/s. Maximum wind speed 288 km/h (179 mph) (6 May 1968). On 19 November 2004, large parts of the forests in the southern Slovak part of the High Tatras were damaged by a strong wind storm.Three million cubic metres of trees were uprooted, two people died and several villages were totally cut off. Further damage was done by a subsequent forest fire, and it will take many years until the local ecology is fully recovered. Temperature Temperatures range from ?40 °C (?40 °F) in the winter to 33 °C (91 °F) in warmer months. Temperatures also vary depending on altitude and sun exposure of a given slope. Temperatures below 0 °C (32 °F) last for 192 days on the summits. Precipitation Highest precipitation figures are recorded on the northern slopes.
In June and July monthly precipitation reaches around 250 mm (10 in).
Precipitation occurs from 215 to 228 days a year.Thunderstorms occur 36 days a year on average.
In these mountains lives a lot of wild animals - mountain goats, brown bears, gophers.
Worth seeing Kościeliska Valley and get to know an important part of Polish folk culture - culture of highlanders.You can try the unique, highlighted the EU certificate, sheep's milk cheese called oscypek.
What wait for you in the Polish mountains? Amazing views, delicious local food and Polish hospitality.Visit Poland!
The Sudeten and Carpathian mountain ranges are located on either side of Poland's southern border.Within Poland, neither of these ranges is forbidding enough to prevent substantial habitation; the Carpathians are especially densely populated.
The rugged form of the Sudeten range derives from the geological shifts that formed the later Carpathian uplift.