Summer to make late cameo appearance

Germany is set for a few fleeting days "Indian summer" this week, as a high pressure system brings balmy and dry weather, the German Weather Service (DWD) said on Monday.

Summer to make late cameo appearance
Photo: DPA

While low pressure system “Joleen” has been pushing cool, wet weather into the country from Scandinavia, a high-pressure system called “Karlheinz” is moving up from the south with warmer temperatures, DWD meteorologist Bernd Zeuschner said in a statement.

“That means for the next few days there will be dry and especially warm weather during the day in central Europe, which naturally means us too,” Zeuschner said, adding that temperatures could reach up to 25 degrees Celsius in the Upper Rhine region.

But shorter days and crisp, foggy mornings will remain part of the unavoidably “conspicuous” trappings of Altweibersommer, as Germans call Indian summer, Zeuschner said.

Monday afternoon will remain cool and rainy in the north, but central and southern regions will already be slightly warmer and dry.

The northern coast will likely see rain overnight and in the early morning on Tuesday, but the soggy weather will clear later on, bringing highs between 17 and 23 degrees. The warmest temperatures are expected in the southwest, Zeuschner said.

Wednesday will dawn with fog in many parts of the country, but more sunshine will warm things up to between 18 and 24 degrees.

Similar conditions will prevail on Thursday morning – the astronomical start to autumn – with widespread sunshine and slightly warmer temperatures, though cloud cover could move in as the day goes on, with possible showers in the north and west, the statement concluded.

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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.