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Hot, humid weather to give way to mid-week rain

Sunshine will heat up most of Germany on Monday and Tuesday, but noticeably cooler and potentially stormy conditions are in store for the latter half of the week, the German Weather Service (DWD) said Monday.

Hot, humid weather to give way to mid-week rain
Photo: DPA

A high pressure system over central Europe is driving the sunny, hot and dry weather early in the week, said DWD meteorologist Thomas Ruppert in a statement. Germany can expect temperatures reaching 24 degrees in coastal regions in the east and climbing to a sweltering 34 degrees in the southwest.

“Wednesday, a low pressure system from Iceland will bring showers and storms,” Ruppert said. “While brisk sea air will bring changing conditions and noticeably cooler temperatures starting Thursday.”

The west will see heavy cloud cover bringing showers on Wednesday, while in the east sunshine will gradually give way to storm clouds bringing heavy rain, winds and potentially hail to the region.

Temperatures in the east will reach between 26 and 31 degrees, while the cooler west will remain between 20 and 25 degrees. Moderate northerly winds could get stronger as evening approaches.

Wednesday night, eastern regions will see thunderstorms, while temperatures across Germany will hover between 12 and 16 degrees.

The rain in the east will continue into Thursday morning, while showers and brief storms could develop in the west in the afternoon. The air will be cooler at 19 to 21 degrees overall, cooled by brisk winds out of the northwest.

Thursday night, the showers will subside, but cloud cover will remain, with temperatures dropping to between 10 and 14 degrees.

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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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