Foul weather to stay indefinitely

Germans can continue their customary complaints about the weather, because the soggy, moody weather is here indefinitely, the German Weather Service (DWD) reported on Thursday.

Foul weather to stay indefinitely
Even the statues are taking cover at Charlottenburg palace in Berlin. Photo:DPA

Low-pressure front Viola will perform a melancholy serenade on Friday and Saturday, bringing scattered showers, heavy rain and thunderstorms, DWD said in Offenbach.

“A stable the summer high is not yet in sight,” DWD said.

There will be a brief reprieve for the fortunate residents in the southeast of the country, where rain and storms won’t begin until evening on Friday. High temperatures will be between 22 and 30 degrees Celsius.

But the entire country will be have reason to gripe on Saturday and Sunday, when widespread storms and lower temperatures will last throughout the day.


Weather: Germany sees extreme heat and storms

An extreme heat warning was in place for eastern Germany on Monday, while storms were also set to hit the country.

Weather: Germany sees extreme heat and storms

The German Weather Service (DWD) said temperatures could reach 36C on Monday. 

In the morning, the DWD issued an extreme heat warning for eastern regions, as shown below in the map. 

Map of Germany shows the heat warning in the east on Monday June 27th.

Photo: German Weather Service (DWD)

Forecasters said later on Monday, the south and east of the country would be hit by thunderstorms as well as large hailstones, strong winds and heavy rain.

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In the north, west and centre of Germany, forecasters predicted clouds and some showers. Over the course of Monday, heavy thunderstorms with heavy rain, hailstones and strong winds are also possible in the north.

“Thunderstorms have occurred in the past few days and will continue in the coming days, as the established weather situation will remain virtually unchanged,” said a spokesperson from the DWD. 

However, the large temperature differences are striking: in the west of Germany, the mercury will only reach just above 20C in places.

Overnight to Tuesday, the DWD predicts thunderstorms – some of them heavy – from the Baltic Sea to the Alps, and later there is set to be more showers. It could still reach 28C in some places, especially in the east.

The DWD said: “The risk of thunderstorms will remain in the southern half of the country, while the northern half will calm down after the last thunderstorms have moved to Poland.

“This will change again on Wednesday night, when showers and thunderstorms, some of them thundery, as well as heavy rain will make their way north. On Wednesday, it will be quite unsettled with muggy temperatures almost all over the country.”

Forecasters said the weather will remain changeable for the rest of the week, but it should become more settled from next weekend.