The record published by Rafał Raczyński shows how the weather changed yesterday in the High Tatras. Although the camera did not contain Giewont, it showed how dynamic and fast the weather in the mountains can change.
Storm in the Tatra Mountains. The film shows how dynamically the weather has changed in the mountains.
On Thursday, the weather in this part of the Tatras announced no dangerous phenomena. The film shows a sunny morning, and small clouds that appeared over the mountains did not obscure the sky for a long time. After 11 o'clock a moderate and dense cloud cover began to move through the region. During this time storm cells formed in the north of Slovakia, and the rain front moved slowly towards Zakopane. The map provided by the IMGW shows that storms started in the Polish part of the Tatras starting at 1
According to eyewitnesses, the storm over the Tatra began around 13:30 and lasted about an hour. At this time the lightning hit Hala Kondratova and the chain on Giewont. Five people were killed, including two children, and 140 were injured. After the thunderstorms on Thursday, the road to Giewont was closed until further notice, and meteorologists warn of thunderstorms that will occur in this region until at least Tuesday.] Forecasters urge that before leaving for the mountains always checked the weather and dynamically changing weather conditions. The weather forecaster TVNMeteo warns that the weather in the higher parts of the Tatras can be very dynamic, especially in summer. During this time, warm and cool air masses mix, which can lead to violent storms. The weather can even change within fifteen minutes.
If you go to the mountains, it's worth watching the changing weather for yourself. If we observe the approaching dark clouds and the individual lightning, we must leave the ridge and move away from trees and metal elements.