Balmy summer highs expected throughout the weekend

Summer isn’t over quite yet, the German Weather Service (DWD) said on Friday. While the weekend will be a mixed affair, temperatures will at least remain warm across the country.

Balmy summer highs expected throughout the weekend
Photo: DPA

Late summer high-pressure system “Fred” will bring plenty of sunshine to Germany on Saturday, with only a few showers on the northern coast and thunderstorms in the Alps, DWD meteorologist Thomas Ruppert said in a statement.

But by by late Sunday a low-pressure front called “Angelika” is expected to deliver widespread rain showers and a few powerful thunderstorms.

“But have no fear, it won’t be really cold, the daily highs will remain summery and even hot in the south and southwest,” Ruppert said.

Saturday’s highs will range between 25 and 30 degrees Celsius, though coastal areas should expect slightly cooler temperatures. Only the Alps are likely to see rainfall, with a few light showers late in the day.

Overnight northern Germany could see thunderstorms, but the rest of the country will likely be clear and dry.

Sunday will dawn pleasant and dry in southern Germany, but rain is likely in other regions. Still, temperatures will range between 25 and 30 degrees, and around 20 degrees along the northern coast.

Rain will likely continue overnight and into Monday and into Tuesday morning, which could be foggy, but temperatures will again be a pleasant 25 to 30 degrees, the DWD said.

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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.