The best times to visit Hel for ideal weather are

May 14th to September 30th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

 

 


Other Hel Travel Info

Weather in Hel

Temperature

Average temperatures in Hel vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 33rd percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Hel, the hottest months are August, July, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid August where highs are regularly around 73.1°F (22.8°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 60.1°F (15.6°C) at night.

Hel Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Hel Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Hel Perceived Temperature (F)

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Hel Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Hel Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 35.7 32.7 29.6
Feb 35.7 32.4 29
Mar 42.9 37.4 32.5
Apr 52.2 44.4 37.3
May 61 52.9 45.6
Jun 67.4 59.8 53.1
Jul 72 64.8 58.8
Aug 71.6 64.8 59.1
Sep 63.4 58 53.4
Oct 53.5 49.3 45
Nov 45.7 42.7 39.5
Dec 38.7 35.7 32.7

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 2.1 0.4 -1.3
Feb 2.1 0.2 -1.7
Mar 6.1 3 0.3
Apr 11.2 6.9 2.9
May 16.1 11.6 7.6
Jun 19.7 15.4 11.7
Jul 22.2 18.2 14.9
Aug 22 18.2 15.1
Sep 17.4 14.4 11.9
Oct 11.9 9.6 7.2
Nov 7.6 5.9 4.2
Dec 3.7 2.1 0.4

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Hel are April, February, and then December. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid February. For example, on the week of February 19th there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid May with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of May 7th.

When can you find snow in Hel? Weather stations report large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around December, especially close to late December. The best time to ski (if at all) in Hel is often around around February 12th when fresh powder is deepest. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Hel.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Hel (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 19% 3.5 1.7
Feb 13% 4.6 1.1
Mar 17% 2.8 1.3
Apr 13% 3.7 1.1
May 20% 0 1.9
Jun 21% 0 2.1
Jul 26% 0 3.8
Aug 24% 0 2.8
Sep 23% 0 2.8
Oct 18% 0 1.8
Nov 22% 0.8 2.1
Dec 17% 4.8 1.7

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 19 8.9 4.3
Feb 13 11.7 2.8
Mar 17 7.1 3.3
Apr 13 9.4 2.8
May 20 0 4.8
Jun 21 0 5.3
Jul 26 0 9.7
Aug 24 0 7.1
Sep 23 0 7.1
Oct 18 0 4.6
Nov 22 2 5.3
Dec 17 12.2 4.3

 

Humidity and Wind

Hel has some extremely humid months, and high humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is April (72.2% relative humidity), and the most humid month is November (85.2%).

Wind in Hel is usually moderate. The windiest month is January, followed by December and November. January’s average wind speed of around 8.7 knots (10 MPH or 16.1 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early to mid January where average top sustained speeds reach 13.2 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Hel.

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Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 8.7 Gentle breeze 12.1 Significant breeze
Feb 7.6 Gentle breeze 10.6 Gentle breeze
Mar 7.3 Gentle breeze 10.5 Significant breeze
Apr 6.5 Light breeze 9.6 Gentle breeze
May 6.3 Light breeze 9.4 Significant breeze
Jun 6.4 Light breeze 9.5 Gentle breeze
Jul 6.4 Light breeze 9.6 Significant breeze
Aug 6.6 Light breeze 9.6 Gentle breeze
Sep 7.2 Gentle breeze 10.1 Significant breeze
Oct 7.6 Gentle breeze 10.5 Gentle breeze
Nov 8.4 Gentle breeze 11.5 Significant breeze
Dec 8.4 Gentle breeze 11.6 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 81.2%
Feb 80.8%
Mar 76.4%
Apr 72.2%
May 72.8%
Jun 73.1%
Jul 76.9%
Aug 76%
Sep 77.7%
Oct 78.5%
Nov 85.2%
Dec 83.8%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Hel?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for Poland; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Sep 24, 2019.


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Hel, Poland is July, followed by January and August. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Hel in December. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is slightly extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 50.2 in December means 50.2% of the tourists vs. July.

 

 

Overall Hel Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 65°F (18.3°C) and 39.5°F (4.2°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 4 to 6 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is fairly slow for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the most precipitation with 6 to 8 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Hel, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 66.1°F (18.9°C) and 41.7°F (5.4°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 6 to 7 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is far too cold this time of year in Hel to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 40.3°F (4.6°C) and 32.2°F (0.1°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 4 to 6 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.

 

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