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April wraps up with stormy week ahead

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April wraps up with stormy week ahead
Lightning over Lake Starnberg, in Bavaria. Photo: DPA
16:58 CEST+02:00
The end of April is looking stormy for Germany with hot and cold air mixing and making for wild spring weather over the coming few days, state forecasters DWD said on Wednesday.

The country was on Wednesday sandwiched between a high pressure system swirling over Scandinavia, and a low, wet, system moving in from southern Europe. This would make for a stormy few days, said the DWD, adding that warm temperatures from the beginning of the week should stay.

As Wednesday draws to a close after highs of between 18C and 23C and the occasional thunder clap, a much cooler night will arrive. Lows of between 11C and 5C and clear skies will continue until dawn. Only in the furthest west and in the north east will it be showery with a chance of storm.

Clouds will cover the eastern states by Thursday morning, bringing the chance of rain and thunder to Berlin and the surrounding areas.

The day will start clear everywhere else, but as the hours pass clouds will begin stacking up in the west and south as well.

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Temperatures on Thursday will be cooler in the north with highs between 13C and 18C and warmer in the south and west, settling between 19C and 24C. The northern states – especially along the coastline – will be windier than the rest of the country.

Thunder and lightning should still be crashing over the south, west and central states on Friday.

Only the furthest north and north east will dodge the worst of the weather. Heavy rain will accompany storms, as will temperatures of 17C in the south and north and summery highs of 25C around the Rhine.

Storms will rumble on into Friday night in the north and south west. Elsewhere will be dry, but still cloudy. Lows be around 11C and 7C, DWD forecast.

Saturday will see storms contained to the south-west, with the north and east experiencing a much drier start to the weekend.

Temperatures will climb to between 18C and 24C. Rain will, the DWD said, probably return by the time the sun sets to almost every state.

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