Heavy snow expected by Friday

Heavy snow expected by Friday
A file photo of last week's snowstorm revelers. Photo: DPA
A low front from the North Sea will bring up to 20 centimetres of snow to Germany by Friday, the German Weather Service (DWD) reported this week.

An offshoot of the “Sabrina” low front will first bring rain and fog to the north and northwest on Tuesday, but by Wednesday residents will see snow and sleet in the south and east of the country, the DWD reported. Areas higher than 400 metres in altitude can expect snow of between five and 10 centimetres, with temperatures between zero and six degrees Celsius.

Kids can dust of their sleds for the weekend, because by Friday a large swathe of the country – from the Schwarzwald forest and low Swabian Alb mountain range to the states of Saxony and Thuringia – will see between five and 20 centimetres of snow, meteorologist Jens Hoffmann said from the DWD headquarters in Offenbach. Temperatures will remain near freezing in the rest of the country.

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