Sunny spring to make good for current gloom
The Local · 23 Feb 2013, 09:19
Published: 23 Feb 2013 09:19 GMT+01:00
- Snow returns as spring seems far, far away (22 Feb 13)
- Winter will be 'darkest on record' in Germany (18 Feb 13)
But you’ll have to push through some more dark days before the weather will turn, the forecast said. Overall this winter has been fairly depressing, with only 55 percent of the normal amount of sunlight seen.
January was the darkest January since 1951 and the second darkest month on record.
But early indications show that sun worshippers have a lot to look forward to this spring. “A lot points to a very sunny spring 2013,” information from wetter.net showed.
It expects April and May to produce above average sunny days.
“There is a high probability that spring will compensate us for the suspected record levels of darkness in winter,” said meteorologist Domink Jung.
That was the good news.
The bad news is that there’s still plenty of winter on the way – especially in the eastern and southern sections of Germany. Milder temperatures won’t be seen until mid-March at best and it will remain quite dark. February will be the fourth month in a row with under average levels of sunlight, the forecast showed.