Germany set for muggy hot weekend

Germany set for muggy hot weekend
This little piggy went wee-wee-wee all the way home. Photo: DPA
After weeks of unseasonably cool temperatures and showers, much of Germany is set to have a muggy and hot weekend.

The high pressure system named “Volker” will ensure that the extreme northeast sees summer return in style, but southwestern Germany could experience isolated thunderstorms bringing heavy rains, gusty winds and possible hail heading into the weekend.

Saturday will be sunny north of the Elbe River and partly cloudy to cloudy moving further south. Thunderstorms will roll across the land later in the day. Temperatures in the northeast could hit 32 degrees Celsius and the rest of the country will see highs from 25 to 29 degrees.

On Sunday the sun will shine upon most of Germany, though the south and west could become cloudy later in the day. Strong isolated thunderstorms are likely over the course of the day. The mercury in north half of the country will hit 28 to 33 degrees. Elsewhere temperatures will range from 24 to 29 degrees.

Summer will keep its hold over Germany heading into the next week with sunny weather and temperatures over well over 30 degrees.

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