“The Ice Saints standing at the door will do honour to their names this year,” the DWD said in a statement, referring to the farming folklore that cold weather comes to the country during the mid-May feast days of several saints.
Monday will be partly cloudy and changeable, with rain and scattered thunderstorms expected in central and southern regions, where temperatures will top out between 13 and 18 degrees Celsius. Coastal areas will remain mostly dry, with temperatures ranging between 11 and 15 degrees, the DWD reported.
Overnight more rain is expected in central and southern Germany, with low temperatures dropping as low and one degree Celsius in the north.
Tuesday's weather will also be stormy and rainy, with highs reaching 10 degrees on the northern coast and 20 degrees in the southeast.
Further rain can be expected in the east on Wednesday, but elsewhere the day will be mild with isolated showers. Meanwhile the northwest will likely remain dry, with temperatures nationwide ranging from 12 to 20 degrees during the day.