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Rainy days signal summer's end

The Local · 30 Aug 2012, 13:40

Published: 30 Aug 2012 13:40 GMT+02:00

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“It's not going to be as warm as in the previous weeks,” said DWD meteorologist Helmut Malewski, who added that a front of low pressure from the UK would push temperatures down as low as 15 degrees Celsius.

By Thursday evening, rain that began falling earlier in the day in the south of the country will have reached the north east. In central states there could also be a moderate chance of storms, complete with gale force winds, hail and torrential rain.

Temperatures should remain warm though, with highs between 25 and 28 degrees Celsius in the east and south east, and everywhere else between 20 and 25 degrees.

A band of rain is forecast to settle between the Alps and the Danube river, and across the east of Germany during Thursday night, along with snow in the Alps, but only in the very high areas.

At night highs of between 17 and nine degrees Celsius are expected, but in very rainy parts of the south it may get colder than this.

On Friday, heavy rainfall will continue to plague the south and south east of the country, according to the DWD. The Polish border is also set for a considerable soaking, while up in the Alps snow will continue to fall through the day and into the night.

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Sadly, temperatures will begin to fall on Friday, with highs resting between 16 and 21 degrees.

Saturday will bring a slight respite in the rainy weather as most of the country should remain dry for the day with just a light scattering of clouds. Like Friday though, temperatures may not climb out of the low twenties.

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The night is forecast to be a lot colder than the balmy summer evenings that Germany has become used to, as temperatures are set to drop as far as five degrees Celsius in parts of the south. Some areas in the north should stay around 13 degrees, though.

On Sunday, the northern half of the country will probably wake up to a cloudy day, according to the DWD. The south should be sunnier though, with highs between 18 and 23 degrees Celsius. Night time temperatures should remain roughly the same as the on Saturday.

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Your comments about this article

14:40 August 30, 2012 by Berlin fuer alles
Someone once said there is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothes. This is BullS###. There most certainly is such a thing as bad weather and when you go somewhere where good weather is the norm you realise the need for good weather is greater than good clothes.
19:08 August 30, 2012 by smart2012
Is there ever summer in Germany?? Since 10 years I have been missing it ;)
19:22 August 30, 2012 by IchBinKönig
Ermahgahd. Hawtest Summah Evvah.

Time to start buying China subsidized solar panels! You know, the things that Germany also makes... Yay!

Government + Manufacturing + Diplomacy = The Truth
19:32 August 30, 2012 by almorr
Yes that is the definition of summer, three sunny days and a thunderstorm, followed by a week of changeable weather, this year 2012 has seen only a few summer days, perhaps autumn which starts September 1 Saturday will see beautiful golden days with the leaves falling gently off the trees, misty mornings which I hope will become in October, Goldener Oktober.
14:43 August 31, 2012 by zeddriver
I thought that for summer to end. Summer would have had to at least show up first. I think it more accurate to say that spring has ended and fall is upon us. Wish that global warming would show it's self for more than three days.
18:15 August 31, 2012 by murka
The weather is Germany - bad for living, but good for working.
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