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Nine weird German weather phenomena

Published: 12 Jun 2013 10:19 GMT+02:00
Updated: 12 Jun 2013 17:50 GMT+02:00

Whether scorching hot or unfathomably freezing, Germany has seen a lot of strange weather in its time. We've dug through the archives and brought you the coldest of the cold and the hottest of the hot – which some readers might remember as being the summer of 2003.

Yet in 1816, summer never came. Crops died and poverty swept over much of the world after a volcanic eruption in Indonesia through the world's weather system off-kilter.

With summer slowly creeping in we shouldn't have to worry about that this year though, but there are always a chance of tennis-ball sized hailstones or even tornadoes, to worry about. And let's not even think about the military simulating terror attacks by changing the weather.

So take a break from the floods and have a look at what Germany has already withstood in our weirdest weather phenomena list

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