Holiday weather offers little to celebrate

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16 May, 2012 Updated Wed 16 May 2012 15:33 CEST
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Some parts of Germany will be better suited for cross country skis than swim suits over the Thursday bank holiday and long weekend, the German Weather Service (DWD) said on Wednesday.

The northern reaches of the Black Forest received 17 centimetres of snow during Tuesday night and temperatures there are expected to remain low with another 15 centimetres of snow possible Wednesday night.

It will be warmer elsewhere in the country but summery temperatures are not expected before the weekend, and then mainly in the east, where the mercury could rise to 25 degrees Celsius. The western half of the country is not expected to be so lucky, as showers and storms are forecast for that region.

While the current May weather is quite cold, national meteorologists noted that temperatures were in the 30s earlier this month in some parts of the country.

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But the weather service also acknowledged that some complaining is legitimate. So far the country has experienced a lot of rain for May, with some parts of the country obtaining an average May rainfall by mid-month already.

Saarbrücken has been the wettest area so far this month, with 105 percent of its average May rainfall already recorded in mid-month.

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2012/05/16 15:33

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