Gdańsk, Poland: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Gdańsk, Poland? If you're planning to go to Gdańsk, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Gdańsk, Poland

Based on the climate and weather in Gdańsk, the best time to go is August. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Gdańsk, Poland by month

January

If you are traveling to Gdańsk in January, you will notice that it is frigid, somewhat snowy and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month and snow about half of the time.

Daytime temperatures are in the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof coat
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Sweaters
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Waterproof boots
  • Umbrella
  • Heavy jacket
  • Cold weather footwear
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Heavy socks

February

February in Gdańsk is very cold and somewhat snowy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain 5-10 days this month.

It also snows about half of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 80% to 90% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sweaters
  • Waterproof coat
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Heavy jacket
  • Heavy socks
  • Waterproof boots
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Umbrella

March

If you are traveling to Gdańsk in March, you will notice that it can be brisk, somewhat snowy and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about a third of the time and snow a bit less than half of the time.

Daytime temperatures are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Warm pants or jeans
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Waterproof boots
  • Umbrella
  • Heavy socks
  • Waterproof coat
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Sweaters
  • Heavy jacket
  • Gloves or mittens

April

If you vacation in Gdańsk during April, you are likely to find that it can be very chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 30s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time and snow once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Jacket or coat
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Fleeces
  • Umbrella
  • Socks

May

If you visit Gdańsk during May, you are likely to find that it is cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Socks
  • Rain coat
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Waterproof luggage

June

Traveling to Gdańsk in June, you will notice that it is balmy and very rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long skirts
  • Socks
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Pants or jeans
  • Umbrella
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Dresses

July

If you visit Gdańsk during July, you are likely to find that it is balmy and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long skirts
  • Socks
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Standard footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Dresses

August

August in this region is balmy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Socks
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Standard footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Long skirts
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella

September

In September, Gdańsk is chilly and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) and once in a while jump into the low 70s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

This is also a rainy time for Gdańsk, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In September, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Standard footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Pants or jeans
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Socks
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Rain coat

October

October in Gdańsk is cold and very rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C), with a few days below 32 F (single digits C).

It tends to rain about half of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Rain coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long skirts
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Umbrella
  • Socks

November

If you vacation in Gdańsk during November, you are likely to find that it is pretty cool and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 80 and 90% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time and snow regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Umbrella
  • Standard footwear
  • Fleeces
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Socks
  • Waterproof coat
  • Jacket or coat
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof boots

December

December in Gdańsk is freezing, somewhat snowy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains about half of the time and snows about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Heavy jacket
  • Sweaters
  • Heavy socks
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Umbrella
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof coat
  • Waterproof boots

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Gdańsk, Poland

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Gdańsk, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C and E
  • A SIM card that works in Gdańsk
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • Pickpocketing is an issue, so wear a money belt or neck pouch
  • Appropriate museum wear

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