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Early summer weather ends at weekend

The Local · 26 Mar 2012, 15:03

Published: 26 Mar 2012 15:03 GMT+02:00

“This is a relief, as the risk of forest fires has been high recently,” meteorologist Dorothea Paetzhold told The Local. “But the drop in temperatures will be rather noticeable.”

The country has been enjoying sunshine and dry weather thanks to a high pressure system. But as this system moves across towards the Atlantic, cold Scandinavian air will move in, tightening its grip by Wednesday and stretching over the weekend.

On Tuesday night, temperatures will begin to drop, with thermometers dipping back down to freezing once more. There will be highs of seven degrees Celsius in the western states.

During the day on Tuesday, those who are not stuck in the office should enjoy the remaining warm rays, as the skies is expected to be scattered with the first clouds of a rainy weekend and the whole country is forecast to stay dry.

Along the coast, it will be considerably cooler, with a fresh wind. The south west of the country will be the warmest.

Skies will stay slightly cloudy through the night on Tuesday and temperatures will drop once more with lows of between zero and one degrees Celsius.

Wednesday will hail the start of a brief cold snap, but not for the upper Rhine area where it will reach a warm 22 degrees. But at Germany's northern coast it will barely hit 12 degrees. Wind will also begin to pick up come Wednesday, with chilly gusts whipping across coastal areas and parts of northern Germany.

“After Wednesday, we can only expect temperatures to reach as high as 13 degrees Celsuis,” said Paetzhold. “It will generally stay between seven and 11 degrees.”

On Wednesday night, thick clouds will gather over northern Germany, bringing rain. The south will remain clear but there may be chance of a light frost in the far south, and even snow around the Alps.

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As the sun rises on Thursday, thick clouds may stick around, bringing patches of rain from north to south. Temperatures will struggle to get over 10 degrees in the north, and 13 degrees in the south and there will be a brisk wind coming from the northwest.

“This rainy, cooler weather will most probably last over the weekend,” said Paetzhold. “But the Easter weekend will hopefully look different.”

The Local/jcw

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Your comments about this article

18:27 March 26, 2012 by Goldilocks14
How many 'bucket' were 'fulled' with rain? You can't say 'bucketfuls' though many English people do, that is because they don't speak good English!!!!

You can have 'buckets full of rain', but not 'bucket fuls of rain'!! (Which sounds right?: how many bucket were fuls with rain? How many buckets were filled with rain?) This is the first time I've seen your journal, looks good apart from that small mistake! Best wishes, may your days be filled with sunshine!!!
22:32 March 26, 2012 by debschen72
I would say "bucketfuls of rain" and I regard myself as an educated person although having lived in Germany for 17 years, I must admit that I am forgetting my English a bit.

It also appears as a noun in my online dictionary: http://www.dict.cc/?s=bucketful.

Interesting thread. I'd never thought about the word bucketful before.
00:27 March 29, 2012 by Supermog
I would say 'bucketful', and spoonful or cupful. What is wrong, wrong, wrong, is the use of the word 'degree' combined with Celsius. A Celsius is a degree Centigrade, and it has been for decades! So today the temperature may be 15 Celsius, or 15 degrees.
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