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Warm weekend weather defies start of autumn

The Local · 2 Sep 2011, 14:30

Published: 02 Sep 2011 14:30 GMT+02:00

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Warm air and sunshine is spreading throughout the country with temperatures ranging from 20 degrees in coastal regions to roughly 30 degrees in the Upper Rhine area on Saturday and Sunday.

But German Weather Service (DWD) meteorologist Johanna Anger warned that the lovely weather will be broken up by periods of soggy thunderstorms, much like the ones Germany has experienced throughout the summer. And cooler fall weather will be arriving soon, she said.

“There are already scattered thunderstorms and showers in the south and south-west,” Anger said, explaining that a front coming in from France could disrupt the warm weather.

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Saturday should herald a nice start to the weekend for most of the country with temperatures ranging from the mid-20s in the interior of Germany to the low 30s in the far west.

The country’s north-east will have to wait until Sunday for the balmy weather when temperatures will hit 26 degrees there.

By Sunday, the far west could be hit with scattered thunderstorms. The east looks likely to continue enjoying warmth until Monday.

That’s when cool weather will start to arrive.

Much of the country will be cloudy and there is a chance of heavy showers beginning on Monday – particularly in the east and south – as well as thunderstorms and wind from time to time.

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Germany can expect unsettled weather for the rest of the week as the autumn arrives.

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Your comments about this article

19:19 September 2, 2011 by nutellaqueen
Sorry, but the scientific facts are: the official start of autumn in the northern hemisphere is September 21/22. The first of the month is not "official" anywhere.
21:34 September 2, 2011 by marimay
Yeah, it's still summer so if it's still summering it's normal.
05:38 September 3, 2011 by Gretl
I 'd like to think that the weather is just easing our transition back to Germany. It was 103F today in Tennessee, and we arrive on the 13th...hope it is stil in the 20"s when we arrive!
08:18 September 3, 2011 by marimay
I hope its still in the 20's too! I am not ready for fall weather...

I have to wonder how well they teach earth sciences here. I find myself having to explain the basics to a lot of people.
09:50 September 3, 2011 by whatsup
I have to agree with nutellaqueen - it is still officially Summer until 21 Sept!! When schools start people try and push you into Autumn sooner than necessary. Plenty of time for Autumn /Winter no need to make it sooner.
10:21 September 3, 2011 by So36
Um, actually there are the meteorological and astronomical definitions. For meteorologists autumn starts Sept 1. Sorry to ruin your smartypants fun.
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