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Sunny but crisp autumn weekend ahead

A high-pressure system is on its way to Germany, bringing sunshine for a crisp and bright autumn weekend, according to the German Weather Service (DWD).

Sunny but crisp autumn weekend ahead
Photo: DPA

The weather system, dubbed “Marcel,” will behave like a boxer, batting away less-pleasant weather patterns lurking around other parts of Europe, DWD meteorologist Simon Trippler said in a statement.

“The low pressure systems cavorting around the Atlantic have no chance of coming further east, Marcel is simply too strong and will effectively deflect the assailants like a good boxer,” he said.

While much of the country will be sunny, the air will be cooler and dryer, Trippler said, adding that there could be frost overnight in eastern and southeastern Germany.

Friday morning may dawn foggy is some locations, but should dissipate with sunshine by midday. High temperatures will range between 13 degrees Celsius in the north and 22 degrees in the west and southwest.

More fog is likely on Saturday morning, but sunshine will clear things up quickly again. Skies will remain mostly clear with highs slightly cooler than the day before, between 14 and 19 degrees.

Some regions will see isolated fog again on Sunday, but more sun and partly cloudy skies will arrive by midday. Temperatures will be cooler, though, with highs between just 12 and 18 degrees. Western regions should expect slightly milder temperatures, though, Trippler added.

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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.

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