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Keep your socks on because autumn is in the air

Much of Germany is heading for an autumnal weekend, with chilly temperatures an at times significant rainfall – just as May draws to an end and socks should be heading for the back of the drawer. Some areas will even see snow and frost.

Keep your socks on because autumn is in the air
Photo: DPA

The German Weather Service (DWD) said Thursday would see rain and even some sleet in western parts of the country – and snow at the top of central mountainous areas. East of the Elbe River will be sunnier with only a few rain showers and highs of between 13 and 15C.

Most of the rest of the country will have some rain during Thursday night, falling as snow in areas over 500 metres above sea level. In regions without cloud cover temperatures could fall to as low as 1C, leading to frost in some areas.

Friday will see showers and some storms in western and southern areas, and snow in higher mountainous areas. The east will be sunnier and far less wet, and temperatures will reflect the difference, reaching highs of 7C near the Alps, and 16C in the north west.

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Friday night will also be damp, with some showers even into north-eastern areas, which will bring temperatures down to as low as 1C, again bringing the possibility of a slight frost.

Saturday will be wetter in the north-east, with longer, heavier rain showers while the rest of the country will be cloudy but largely dry with some scattered showers. Top temperatures will be between 9 and 15C.

More rain should be expected on Saturday night, with temperatures down as low as 2C, before Sunday arrives, cloudy and rainy all of the day and into the evening with highs of between 9 and 15C.

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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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