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Wet cold to put damper on spring respite

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Wet cold to put damper on spring respite
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14:52 CET+01:00
The lovely spring weather of the last several days will give way to colder, rainier conditions later this week, the German Weather Service (DWD) reported on Monday.

“Already by the middle of the week there will be a farewell,” DWD meteorologist Martin Jonas said in a statement. “A farewell to spring, which though barely arrived, has already booked a return ticket south.”

A high-pressure system from Scandinavia will force temperatures to plummet, while a Mediterranean front will bring moisture from the south.

“Up until Saturday all of Germany will see rain again and again – and the temperatures will fall with the raindrops,” Jonas said.

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While Tuesday will be dry in most parts of Germany, the northeast could see a few showers early in the day, with temperatures as high as 14 degrees Celsius. Further south highs could even reach a balmy 19 degrees.

But overnight lows will drop as low as -3 degrees in higher altitudes, where residents can expect some frost and high winds, the DWD said.

Wednesday will dawn with cloud cover that will turn to rain across the country with cool temperatures between four and nine degrees in the north, and 10 and 15 degrees in the south.

A brisk northerly wind is likely to create stormy conditions in coastal areas too, the DWD said.

More rain is likely for Thursday, with even cooler temperatures of between seven and 12 degrees. The northern coast is unlikely to see highs above five degrees, though, with more stormy conditions in store.

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