‘Biergarten weather’ expected this week

November is bringing record breaking mild temperatures to Germany with what the German Weather Service DWD is calling “almost biergarten weather” on Monday.

'Biergarten weather' expected this week
Photo: DPA

No region will suffer single-digit temperatures, meteorologist Jens Joffman said, adding that normal November temperatures tend to average between six and ten degrees Celsius (43 and 50 degrees Fahrenheit).

The southern reaches of the country will be especially pleasant, with temperatures in Stuttgart and Freiburg ranging bewteen 16 and 17 degrees Celsius. But the northern states of Berlin, Brandenburg and Saxony might also enjoy spring-like temperatures in the early part of the week.

But Germans will have to be quick to plan any impromptu outdoor grilling sessions to enjoy the last of the fall colours, because chilly seasonal weather will return with a low front by late Wednesday. Temperatures will fall again to between four and ten degrees Celsius, with the snow expected at altitudes about 1,000 metres (3,280 feet).


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.