Sunday set to bring back summer heat

July began with true summer weather, but this week long-faced Germans have had to contend with cool and rainy weather. Never fear, balmy biergarten weather is set to begin its slow return by the end of the weekend, German Weather Service (DWD) reported on Thursday.

Sunday set to bring back summer heat
Photo: DPA

Temperatures are set to slowly rise to culminate in a warmer Sunday, the DWD said from their headquarters in Offenbach.

As the weekend approaches, southern Germany will see warmer weather and sunshine. Temperature highs will reach between 16 and 24 degrees Celsius (61 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit).

Friday’s forecast is variable, including rain in northern Germany and showers and thunderstorms across the nation later in the day.

The weekend will remain rainy, with low temperatures between 8 and 13 degrees Celsius (46 and 55 degrees Fahrenheit) set to rise to between 18 and 22 degrees Celsius (64 and 72 degrees Fahrenheit) on Saturday.

Sunday showers are expected in central Germany, with rain possible in the north of the country. Temperatures are expected to stay between 20 and 24 degrees Celsius (68 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit).

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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.