Sunshine and warmth predicted across Germany for next week

Get your sunglasses out - clear skies, sunshine and warm temperatures are predicted for the next couple of weeks across Germany.

Sunshine and warmth predicted across Germany for next week
Sunshine and clear skies are predicted across Germany. Photo:DPA

Starting Friday, the whole of Germany is in store for dry weather, mostly clear skies and lots of sun, according to the German Weather Service (DWD).

There will, however, be a chance of frost during the night, as nighttime temperatures are expected to hit between 0C and -4C over the next 12 days.

DWD prediction for Sunday, Monday and Tuesday:

On Friday the west and south can expect temperatures in the day of between 14C and 18C, with the northeast reaching 10C to 14C, and 9C expected in coastal areas.

These conditions are set to continue for the next week at least, with the addition of small patches of clouds in the northwest and across the south.

The highest temperature over the next two weeks is expected to be 20C in the southwest between March 28th and 30th.

There is a chance of a little rain in north and east Germany between March 28th and March 30th, but the country should still enjoy very sunny weather overall. Wind and clouds in the north mean temperatures there will sway between 8C and 14C.

This won’t last forever though! The first week of April heralds cooler daytime temperatures, though the chance of frost during the night will decrease. This is to be accompanied by occasional rainfall.


What temperatures can we expect in Germany this week?

Parts of Germany will see another heatwave this week as temperatures soar.

What temperatures can we expect in Germany this week?

The German Weather Service (DWD) has predicted that the mercury will climb in some regions of to around 34C this week. 

“After low pressure ‘Karin’ gave parts of Germany rain, sometimes in large quantities, high pressure ‘Piet’ is now back in pole position,” said meteorologist Lars Kirchhübel of the DWD.

This high pressure zone will dominate the weather in large parts of western and central Europe over the coming days, the weather expert said, adding that it will reach Germany too. 

On Monday temperatures remained fairly cool across the country after a weekend of showers, but they are set to climb over the course of the week, particularly on Wednesday and Thursday. Forecasters predict it could reach 32C in Stuttgart and 33C in Cologne on Thursday. Locally, temperatures could reach 34C. 

However, from the Oder and Neisse rivers to the Erzgebirge mountains and southeast Bavaria, denser clouds and some showers are to be expected. This is due to a high-level low pressure system over the Balkan region, according to forecasters. Short showers are also possible in the Black Forest.

“In most of the rest of the country, high ‘Piet’ will be able to hold its ground,” said Kirchhübel.

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At the end of the week, thunderstorms are forecast but temperatures are expected to remain high. 

August in Germany ‘too dry’

According to the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts, August as a whole – apart from a few areas in eastern Germany – will be too dry compared to the multi-year average.

The Black Forest, the High Rhine and the Allgäu to the Bavarian Forest, however, are not expected to have any major problems due to the high rainfall of the past few days.

“Looking at Rhineland-Palatinate, the southern half of Hesse, the western half of North Rhine-Westphalia and Lower Franconia shows a different picture,” said Kirchhübel. In the last 30 days, only about 10 percent of the usual level of precipitation fell in some places.

“At some stations, no precipitation at all has been measured in August,” added Kirchhübel, referencing Würzburg as an example.

Rainfall at the weekend caused the water in the Rhine river to rise slightly. In Emmerich, the water level reached a positive value again after the historic low of the past few days: in the morning, it showed three centimetres – an increase of six centimetres compared to the previous day.

The water level also rose by several centimetres at the other measuring points in North Rhine-Westphalia: in Cologne, the level rose to 80cm and in Düsseldorf to 38cm.

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Despite this encouraging trend, the Waterways and Shipping Authority said it did not expect a huge improvement in water levels in the foreseeable future due to more hot weather coming.