German weather getting hotter
DDP/The Local · 15 Apr 2008, 15:09
Published: 15 Apr 2008 15:09 GMT+02:00
By 2050, the country’s average yearly temperature will increase from between 0.5 and 2 degrees Celsius, DWD announced on Tuesday at their second annual climate press conference in Berlin.
By 2100, DWD predicts that the German climate will have warmed by up to 4 degrees Celsius. That forecast means that the number of what Germans call “summer temperature” days (up to 25 degrees Celsius), and “hot” days (above 30 degrees Celsius) could double in parts of the country by 2100.
The DWD analysis included the obvious prediction that the warmer weather will decrease energy used for heating, but an increase in energy used for air conditioning.
The service said it plans to increase the number of heat warning systems in buildings to prevent heatstroke to residents.