Sunshine to burn off morning fog

Sunshine to burn off morning fog
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Mornings full of thick, grey fog will continue to greet Germany’s early risers, but the bright reds and yellows of autumn will be highlighted by sunshine-filled and comfortable afternoons across the country over the weekend.

“The high pressure system ‘Ulla’ will determine weather in much of Germany at the weekend,” German Weather Service (DWD) meteorologist Helmut Malewski said.

Most of Germany will continue to contend with morning fog, and temperatures, depending on the fog’s resolution, will range from 13 to 18 degrees. In areas where the morning mist is more persistent, highs may remain around 10 degrees.

Only the north-west will be influenced by an Atlantic low-pressure system, bringing clouds but little precipitation, according to the DWD report.

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Friday night will be cloudy in northern and western Germany and cool in southern regions. In southern and south-eastern areas, overnight lows near freezing could cause ground frost.

On Saturday lowland regions will experience fog and low-level cloud that may dissolve only partially or not at all. Otherwise, the day looks sunny and dry with only a few thin clouds. Depending on the duration of the sunshine, temperatures will rise to 12 degrees on the coast and up to 18 degrees in the west, though thicker clouds in north-western areas may cause temperatures to drop a few degrees.

The DWD predicts overnight fog formation Saturday, leading to another grey morning on Sunday, with varying resolution expected throughout the day. Conditions will be partly cloudy and may include scattered showers in the west. Daytime temperatures will vary from 12 to 17 degrees, though particularly foggy areas may not top 10 degrees.

“Also at the beginning of the coming week, the peaceful weather conditions will change only slightly,” Malewski said.

Monday’s temperatures, ranging from 12 degrees on the Baltic Sea up to 17 degrees along the Rhine River, will also be impacted by the amount of fog – in some areas, dense fog patches will keep temperatures under 10 degrees.

According to the DWD’s monthly report, this October was one of the sunniest on record. The 160 hours of sunshine put the month in the top six of its kind since 1951. Though vitamin D doses were up, October’s changing weather conditions alternated between some of the warmest days on record – and some of the coldest.

Indian summer conditions at the beginning of the month led to a record high of 28.9 degrees, measured in Worms on October 2. In addition, up to four days of temperatures above 25 degrees were logged in multiple stations around the country.

A sharp drop in temperatures caused thermometers around the country to plummet below 10 degrees on October 7 and 8, with the first snowfall crowning northern Germany’s highest peak – the Brocken – on October 8. The coldest temperature for the month was recorded at -7.6 degrees in Oberstdorf on October 22.

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