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August temperatures dip to coldest level in 25 years
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August temperatures dip to coldest level in 25 years

The Local · 11 Aug 2016, 13:04

Published: 11 Aug 2016 13:04 GMT+02:00
Updated: 11 Aug 2016 13:04 GMT+02:00

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In Carlsfeld, Saxony the mercury dropped to 1.3C, thereby setting a record for the coldest August temperature ever recorded in the town since first being measured in 1990.

Meanwhile in Bad Königshofen in Bavaria, a temperature of 1.5C was also just one decimal place above a record set in 1987.

In several mountainous regions of the country, frost also covered the grass on Thursday morning.

The chilly front couldn’t be in greater contrast to the same time last August, when Germany was sweating through the second hottest summer since records began.

In Lindenberg in Allgäu, the lowest temperature on Thursday morning was 6.9C. A year ago, the most respite the gods allowed the people of the small town in Bavaria was a low of 22.4C.

But the good news is that the low point has already passed for this summer and Germany can look forward to warmer nights ahead, the weathermen promise.

On the other hand though, the warm front which is set to spread across the entire country by Thursday evening will also bring clouds laden with rain, with central Germany set to face the brunt of the downpours.

Longer-term, the sun is set to reappear, particularly on southern Germany, where Bavaria will be kissed by temperatures between 25C and 30C from the weekend onwards.

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Northern Germany won’t be quite so lucky though, and will only experience highs of 22C, while the sun's happy work will be interrupted by the occasional shower.

Source: DWD

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