Here comes the sun, say forecasters
The Local · 22 Jul 2012, 16:30
Published: 22 Jul 2012 16:30 GMT+02:00
After weeks of storms, grey skies and wet weather, finally some good news, the German weather service (DWD) reported on Saturday. From Monday onwards, forecasters expect most of Germany to finally begin basking under the blue skies everyone has been waiting for.
By Wednesday at the very latest, thermometers are expected to hit 30 degrees Celsius in the majority of the country, according to forecasts over the weekend.
The current low pressure system hanging over the country - which brought storms on Saturday and temperatures barely pushing 22 degrees on Sunday - will make way for a high pressure system from the Azores early next week.
Temperatures of between 26 and 28 degrees are expected for Monday and Tuesday, feeling slightly cooler on the coast and in Alpine mountain areas. From Wednesday onwards meteorologists predict a period of stable summer weather – coinciding perfectly with the start of summer holidays in 15 of Germany’s 16 states.
Past summers have seen large temperature swings between over 30 and under 20 degrees, whereas in this summer the average temperature has remained stable around 20 degrees.
This means that in terms of average temperature, this summer has only felt cooler than previous ones, wrote the magazine.