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Weathermen warn of snowy weekend ahead

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Weathermen warn of snowy weekend ahead
A hiker in the Taunus mountain range (Hesse) on a snowy day in mid-October. Photo: DPA
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Although November has been relatively warm and dry so far, the weekend is likely to see snow at the lowest altitudes yet this winter.

Meteorologists at the German Weather Service (DWD) say that Friday will see rain and showers across Germany, especially in the south, with temperatures falling by a few degrees and stormy gusts of wind.

But after a cold Friday night, Saturday will bring temperatures of between 3C and 10C, with showers across north Germany and snow in the high mountains.

By the evening, the snowfall will have reached areas as low as 300 metres above sea level.

The German Weather Service (DWD) forecast for the coming weekend. Image: DWD

Overnight, the lowlands could see snow of their own as temperatures drop as far as -4C.

The most mountainous areas of southern Germany could see snow drifts and ice will likely form on paths and roads nationwide.

Temperatures will only recover to between 2C and 6C during the day on Sunday, with ongoing rain, snow and hail showers in the south but occasional glimpses of sun in the north.

So wrap up warm and get your grippy boots on – this is where winter really kicks in!

SEE ALSO: Insider knowledge to survive the German winter

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