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Warm rain rings in spring

Germany welcomed springtime on Monday, as winter finally gave up its icy grip on the country. The DWD weather service forecast temperatures in the mid-20s by the weekend, but not without rain.

Warm rain rings in spring
Photo: DPA

After weeks of snow and freezing weather, the weekend could see temperatures of between 16C and 22C across most of the country and for those lucky enough to be in the southwest, temperatures could climb as high as 26C.

But until then, Germany will have to be patient, as Monday night will be rainy across the western states and cloudy almost everywhere. Northern and eastern areas should be dry with temperatures remaining chilly at between 4C and 0C.

Tuesday should be drier yet cloudy except for parts of north and eastern states where temperatures will stay between 3C and 8C. The south and west will likely be warmer, reaching highs of between 7C and 12C.

As night falls on Tuesday, clouds will thicken – especially in the southwest and centre of the country where it will be rather rainy. In clearer parts of the country, namely the north and east, the coldest it will be is 0C. The rest of Germany will see lows of between 7C and 4C.

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Wednesday is set to be changeable with sunshine near the Alps and hilly central parts. Heavy cloud coverage is expected everywhere else though, with rain in the west and southwest. Highs between 4C and 9C in the north and 9C to 14C in the south are expected.

The rain should start to ease by Wednesday night, as clouds part towards the early hours. The west and southwest may not so lucky though, as rain is forecast. April-appropriate lows of between 1C and 8C are expected.

But the rain respite won’t last long as the country will wake up to a grey day on Thursday. Like previous days, the west and southwest will get the worst of the rain while eastern and central states will be cloudy. Temperatures should keep rising with highs between 6C and 11C in the north and 11C and 17C in the south.

The Local/DAPD/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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