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Deep freeze extends icy grip on Germany

DDP/The Local · 14 Dec 2009, 16:39

Published: 14 Dec 2009 16:39 GMT+01:00

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Germans should prepare to bundle up because below freezing temperatures are expected keep their icy grip on the country in the coming days. Particularly in places that have recently seen snow, lows could plunge to below -15 degrees Celsius.

“The cold spell will definitely last until the coming week,” meteorologist Helmut Malewski said from the DWD headquarters in Offenbach.

Only the North and Baltic Sea coastal areas will see highs peak above freezing during the week, he added.

On Tuesday, most of the country will see heavy cloud cover while snow showers are likely to arrive in the far north and areas south of the Danube River. High temperatures will range between minus five and zero, though high altitudes will be even chillier. As night sets in the south and east could also see snowfall as temperatures plummet to -15 in some places.

Wednesday will be mostly dry and partly sunny, but still cold as temperatures top out between -3 and two degrees Celsius.

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Snowy conditions will return for Thursday, though, as heavy clouds, frost and temperatures between -7 and -1 degrees everywhere but the northern coast, which will be slightly warmer.

Click here for The Local's weather forecast.

DDP/The Local (news@thelocal.de)

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Your comments about this article

16:53 December 14, 2009 by Henckel
It looks a lot like what we received here in the "Mittler Westen" of the USA.
22:04 December 14, 2009 by ericthered55

does your ignorance have any bounds?
01:52 December 15, 2009 by ChuckDeLuck
NO it is not Winter yet robinson100.

Not until next week.

We never got above 10F here in Idaho USA all of last week. The river froze over.


Idaho has only 3 seasons, last Winter, this Winter, and next Winter. ROFL
17:23 December 16, 2009 by lordwilliams629
Robinson don't worry, winter's going to be cold and snowy, 1,000 years after your gone. Your listening and beleiving to much old fashion style propaganda.
13:46 December 17, 2009 by Ashley748916
My next door neighbour (ex SS radio operator in Norway) was telling me over the fence yesterday that winters are no way as bad as they used to be. 20 years ago she was digging her way out of her front door guaranteed. Last couple of years we've had no more than 2 mtrs max although we did have a couple of nights at minus 20 last January.
02:15 January 7, 2010 by RTY
This is effect of Global Climate Change.
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