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All-time October low recorded in Bavaria
An archive picture of the Funtensee. Photo: DPA

All-time October low recorded in Bavaria

Published: 20 Oct 2009 16:36 GMT+02:00
Updated: 20 Oct 2009 16:36 GMT+02:00

Meteorologists on Tuesday morning recorded the lowest ever October temperature in Germany, as the mercury dipped to a chilly -24.3 degrees Celsius in Bavaria’s Berchtesgaden national park.

The bitter cold was measured at the Funtensee, a notoriously frosty lake high in the Bavarian Alps. Jörg Kachelmann from the Meteomedia weather service said conditions overnight were ideal “with brisk cold air flowing in over freshly fallen powder snow.”

Kachelmann said the alpine sinkhole could register temperatures as low as -55 degrees in the middle of winter by similar conditions, making it in his estimation the coldest spot in Germany. But he said the Funtensee was likely to be a balmy 35 degrees warmer by Wednesday, as the Alpine Föhn wind is expected to push temperatures up to 10 Celsius.

The rest of the country will also warm up slightly midweek, according to the DWD German Weather Service. The Föhn will heat up the southern edge of Germany to 17 degrees, while the eastern half will be lucky to see seven degrees. Most regions will be cloudy, but are likely to stay dry. Overnight lows will drop to six degrees in the northwest to zero in the southeast.

The northern and eastern Germany will remain dry on Thursday, but will showers threaten the southwest. Highs will range between nine and 17 degrees.

Click here for The Local's weather forecast.

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12:53 October 23, 2009 by seadoo
Glad to see educated people out there with the ability to see through the global warming hoax!
16:41 October 23, 2009 by BobPDX
Hey Bluedave, you missed my point.

This global warming hoax is being sponsored by American politicians. Is that what you want, American politicians nosing around in your German business?

Hey Hutcho, here is a "fact", their calculations for climate change are fraudulent. They grossley over exagerated the baseline numbers to skew the outcomes.

Hey pas, you just jealous
04:02 October 26, 2009 by Mkelley
I suspect the whole "global warming/climate change" thing is a scam. That said, I still believe in listening to all points of view without ad hominem attacks on people I disagree with. For a rational discussion of the issue, I go to Anthony Watts' blog: http://wattsupwiththat.com/ As you will soon learn at Anthony's blog, there is a lot of evidence that disputes what our political elites say about the effect of CO2 on the Earth's climate. Mr. Watts and friends have also gone to a huge amount of effort to do what should have been done before grandiose claims were made about global warming: they physically visited and documented most of the sites in the US where climate is supposedly measured. Their findings are amazing. Most sites are so poorly built and located that there is no way any good data could result from them. See the data here: http://www.surfacestations.org/
06:54 October 28, 2009 by derExDeutsche
haha. I love the chants of 'Muppet' and 'Uneducated'. I'm sorry my fellow Germans and indoctrinated ex-pats. Please don't mind if we still think for ourselves and consider more sides of an issue than the 'liberal' govt. party line. I know it pains you so. The fact however remains, that 'Global Warming', or whatever the weather happens to be doing at the moment, aka 'Climate Change', is just a brilliant new Sin Tax. If you can be made to feel guilty, the Govt. will tax your guilt. This is a wonderful hand-me-down policy from the Roman Catholic Church.

But, you guys just keep throwing your superior intelligence at us. It makes us laugh.

'The sky is falling, the sky is falling' Better give the Govt. everything you have, Germany. they'll make it all better!
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