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Hot weather hit by storms by Sunday

Germany may be enjoying the hottest weather of the year so far, but storms are set to wreck barbecues across the whole country by Sunday.

Hot weather hit by storms by Sunday
Photo: DPA

Temperatures were as high as 35 degrees Celsius on Wednesday and Thursday, with even Thursday night expected to be significantly warmer than 20 degrees.

The following couple of days could see the mercury climb to a truly summery 36 or 37 degrees, the German Weather Service (DWD) said on Thursday.

The entire country should wake up to blue skies and scattered clouds on Friday morning. But as the day progresses, western and north western states could see clouds beginning to gather and even the odd heavy downpour accompanied by a thunder clap or two.

Everywhere else though, the day will be a gloriously sunny one, with temperatures reaching highs of between 27 and 34 degrees Celsius. There will be little relief from the wind though, as any breeze will remain light.

Those in north western and western areas will see clouds gather during Friday and should be ready for a wild night, with heavy rain, gale force winds, lightning and even hail on the cards according to the DWD.

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In the south and east it should remain dry though and temperatures will reach lows of between 16 and 21 degrees.

Saturday will, like Friday, begin with warm and dry in the east. In the west though, relatively heavy cloud cover could result in rain any time through the day.

The east and south east will stay pleasant with temperatures between 28 and 34 degrees Celsius while rainier parts of the country should cool to between 22 and 27 degrees.

Storms will spread across central and eastern Germany on Saturday night said the DWD, marking the arrival of cool air pushing forward from the North Sea. It will be hot and sticky in the east and cooler in the west.

Sunday’s weather is expected to be mixed – and largely unpleasant, as heavy rain, storms and gale force winds are predicted to whip across the country. It will remain hot, with highs of 28 degrees. Along the coast it will be cooler, with highs of 19 degrees.

Clouds will begin to clear on Sunday night in the west, while rain could continue in the east. By Monday it will be cooler, but meteorologists at the DWD were keen to stress that temperatures would begin to rise by mid-week and that it should remain dry.

The Local/jcw

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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.

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