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Sunshine, scorching temperatures on the way

The Local · 16 Aug 2012, 10:13

Published: 16 Aug 2012 10:13 GMT+02:00

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The country may have not experienced a long stretch of summery weather, but periods of high temperatures punctuated by violent storms have made for an exciting few months.

And true to form, a low pressure system from France should make its way across the country on Thursday, bringing yet more hail showers, thunder and lightning.

By the afternoon this bad weather system is forecast to hit the eastern regions where it will keep raining into Thursday night – although showers will tail off, having cooled temperatures to between 11 and 17 degrees Celsius.

Friday is expected to be much calmer with just scattered clouds over most of the country – except for in the north where the coverage could be thicker.

Temperatures should be around 22 degrees on the Baltic coast but much warmer inland with highs of up to 30 degrees. The wind should remain gentle.

Moving into the nighttime, temperatures should sink to between 19 and 13 degrees Celsius and the whole country should remain dry.

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Summer should arrive on Saturday - and stick around for a few days - with blue skies and temperatures of up to 35 degrees Celsius in the south western states. The rest of the country should reach between 27 and 33 degrees except for the coastline where a sea breeze could keep top temperatures down to 23 degrees.

Those living in the country's larger cities are in for a sticky night, as the DWD has predicted nocturnal temperatures of around 20 degrees. In more rural areas, it should be less oppressive.

Sunday should also be a scorcher, and quite possibly “the hottest day of the summer this year” a spokesman for the DWD told The Local, as temperatures across the whole country could reach between 30 and 35 degrees. In the southwest it could even get as hot as 37 degrees.

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For people in Germany's more mountainous regions though, this hot weather could mean a build up of storm clouds.

This weather should, the spokesman said, continue into next week with large parts of the country being lucky enough to have high temperatures and sunny weather.

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Your comments about this article

11:54 August 16, 2012 by indian_korbach
This means more traffic jams this weekend and more drunkards urinating in the streets of Cologne! But on the positive side, its time to grill some steaks!
21:06 August 16, 2012 by Dan Quixote
After three years here, I am not convinced that it has ever been 'scorching' in Germany. 25 is merely warm, 30 is starting to get hot and 35 is nice beach weather. 40 is starting to head towards scorching and 45 is quite uncomfortable. My Rostock friends who like to say that auslanders are wimps in the cold start whining like children when it gets above 20.
17:10 August 20, 2012 by almorr
It depends where in Europe you live, if its the UK most people will think it is too hot beyond 25, certainly complain if over 28, my favorite is about 19 to 23, that is just comfortable to get around. That will be the same for the people of north Germany as well, I am sure that your friends in Rostock won't like a temperature of 32c the least bit.
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