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Snow and sunshine, weather splits Germany

The weather in Germany is currently offering a smorgasbord of snow, sun and rain meaning depending on where you are, you could get a tan or frostbite, Stern magazine reported on Sunday.

Snow and sunshine, weather splits Germany
Photo: DPA

There is a 15C difference between the country’s lows and highs, in Freiburg daffodils are blooming at the markets, as temperatures are significantly higher than 10C.

While in Berlin, it continues to snow, according to the Berliner Zeitung in a weather story on Sunday. The snow is expected to continue at least until the evening and the streets could be slippery, the paper warned.

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So far the weather has not caused any major transportation disturbances in the capital, except of course for the S-Bahn, which is notoriously unreliable when the weather gets cold. The S-Bahn interruptions this weekend, however, are due to planned construction, the paper said.

The cold weather seen in the north is however expected to arrive in the south later in the day on Sunday. Many parts of the country will experience rain.

The German weather service DWD could not say when spring will return. “That’s up to the stars.”

The Local/mw

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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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