Rain gives way to cool but sunny weekend

Blue skies will open up across most of Germany over the weekend. And while it will remain cool, the rain will hold back long enough for few golden autumn days, according to the German Weather Service (DWD)

Rain gives way to cool but sunny weekend
Photo: DPA

Germany’s northern regions are currently experiencing bright and sunny days, while the south remains cloudy.

Thursday night will feature scattered clouds across the country with temperatures between 0 and 6 degrees Celsius. Some hilly areas may even see the thermometer hit below zero. A chilly, but light wind, is expected to blow in from the north.

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Friday should be sunny and clear throughout Germany with temperatures ranging from 12 to 15 degrees. Some parts of the country may experience heavy fog.

Weekend temperatures could dip below zero. There is a high chance of frost, so “garden plants should start their migration indoors this weekend” Johanna Anger of the DWD said in a statement.

Saturday and Sunday should be bright and sunny with temperatures creeping up to 15 degrees.

This weekend will not be the beginning of prolonged sunny weather though, as more clouds and rain will likely hit Germany next week.

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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.