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More cool sunshine ahead for weekend

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More cool sunshine ahead for weekend
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15:41 CEST+02:00
Up to 20 centimetres of snow covered the Black Forest as well as Germany's highest mountain, the Zugspitze, on Wednesday – but a high pressure system across the country will bring more golden autumn sunshine over the weekend.

The mix of high and low pressure systems swirling over Germany has made for very changeable weather so far this October. But like last weekend, high pressure will reign triumphant this Saturday and Sunday, bringing more late autumnal sunshine.

“Conditions will be perfect to enjoy a stroll outdoors this weekend,” said Johanna Angler of the German Weather Service, “whether in the autumnal lowlands or more wintery, hilly areas.”

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Thursday night is set to be mostly clear, with a few scattered clouds, although there may be a few brief showers along the coast.

Temperatures will have highs of nine degrees by the sea, but may reach minus two in southern regions.

On Friday most of the country will be clear and sunny with the exception of the North West, which will be blanketed in cloud.

During the night, heavy fog has been forecast for central and southern Germany, with temperatures dropping to minus four degrees in more mountainous areas.

Saturday and Sunday will both be clear and dry across the country – apart from Lake Constance and the Danube valley which will remain cloudy.

Wind speed will remain gentle to moderate, and temperatures are set to range between seven and 15 degrees. Night time, however, will be considerably chillier with temperatures in south east Bavaria dropping to minus three.

Colder, clear weather means a risk of frost underfoot. And in areas where the ground is still damp, there is a possibility of icy roads.

“Now would be the time to consider changing to winter tyres,” suggested Angler.

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