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Cold and snow to return

The Local · 19 Jan 2011, 15:45

Published: 19 Jan 2011 15:45 GMT+01:00

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Colder air is set to move into Germany during the second half of the week DWD meteorologist Dorothea Paetzold said.

Residents can expect some fog and a few snowflakes in the northwest, otherwise the crisp temperatures will be accompanied by sunshine, she said.

Soggy weather on Wednesday will likely turn icy overnight, with temperatures as low as -4 degrees Celsius potentially creating dangerous driving conditions. Mountainous regions could see some snow.

On Thursday, highs will range between -1 and 4 degrees Celsius, with sunshine in the south, clouds in the north and snow in the central mountain ranges. Southern and southeastern states could see a light dusting of snow overnight, Paetzold said.

The Alps and northern low-mountain ranges will see a bit more snow on Friday, while freezing rain is possible in the northwest. Highs will hover between -2 degrees in the mountains and 3 degrees at lower altitudes.

Saturday will start the weekend out with heavy cloud cover, but it will likely recede as the day goes on. Snow or freezing rain are likely in the west, with highs ranging between -2 and 4 degrees Celsius.

That night temperatures are likely to dip to their coldest levels in several weeks, with between 0 and -8 degrees Celsius in the forecast, Paetzold said.

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Your comments about this article

18:31 January 19, 2011 by Landmine
Brrrrr damnit...
22:46 January 19, 2011 by freechoice
Exercise, do chores! Helps to keep you warm!
11:46 January 20, 2011 by lordkorner
Still for the first time ever in the month of January I've spotted geese flying south east,could this be the sign of an early spring?I live in hope.
22:07 January 21, 2011 by jackwithtom
Nice... awaiting for snow fall..
08:05 January 26, 2011 by Brian K
Nice thing about German winters is you learn to really appreciate Spring and Summer!
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