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Balmy weather forecast for first week of spring

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Balmy weather forecast for first week of spring
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10:19 CET+01:00
Balmy springtime temperatures of up to 21 degrees Celsius will arrive by mid-week for sun-starved Germans recovering from the harsh winter, the German Weather Service (DWD) reported on Monday.

The first official day of spring was on Saturday, and the week's weather is expected fall in line with the season - warmer, but inconsistent.

The workweek will start out cloudy and rainy in southern Germany, particularly in the Alps. But the sun will make an appearance in the north, where it will also be dry with temperatures between 10 and 15 degrees.

Overnight temperatures will cool to just above freezing in many places, but Tuesday will warm to between 10 and 18 degrees with patchy cloud cover. Southwestern regions will likely see the warmest weather, the DWD said from its office in Offenbach.

Wednesday will be also be partly sunny and dry, though a bit cloudier in the northwest, where temperatures will top out at a pleasant 18 degrees. Meanwhile residents of central and southern Germany may have to get out their sunscreen, as temperatures are expected to reach a cheerful 21 degrees.

But those enjoying the positive change in conditions shouldn't get too comfortable, the DWD said.

“Towards the weekend the forecast shows changeable and somewhat cooler weather,” meteorologist Ansgar Engel said.

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