Prost! Weekend set for beer garden weather

This weekend could bring the first glorious beer garden weather of the year. The German Weather Service (DWD) is forecasting widespread sunshine and balmy temperatures across the country.

Prost! Weekend set for beer garden weather
Photo: DPA

The southwest could see highs up to 25 degrees Celsius by Saturday, though chilly nighttime lows in the single digits will be a reminder that it’s still early spring, DWD meteorologist Tanja Dressel said. The only “beauty marks” will be a few showers in the northwest, she added.

While Thursday will be cloudy with scattered rain in the west, eastern and southeastern regions will stay dry. Temperatures will range between a mild 11 and 17 degrees Celsius.

Overnight rainfall is likely in the east and southeast, with temperatures set to drop as low as five degrees.

Friday’s weather will remain overcast with scattered rain, though temperatures will be a comfortable 15 degrees along the northern coast and 19 degrees in the southwest. The typically warm Upper Rhine region, however, could reach highs up to 22 degrees, Dressler said.

By Saturday almost the entire country will enjoy sunnier conditions with highs between 19 and 25 degrees. Only coastal areas will be a bit cooler, between 15 and 18 degrees, with scattered showers.

“This weather clearly invites you to go outside. People should get moving in the fresh air, storm the beer gardens or sit out at the corner ice cream shop,” Dressler 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.