Near record temperatures on Friday mean ‘it’s time to grill’

Near record temperatures on Friday mean 'it's time to grill'
A woman grilling in Cologne. Photo: DPA.
One meteorologist says that with highs between 20C and 25C on Friday across the country, it may already be time to fire up the grill.

The German Weather Service (DWD) predicts widespread sunshine and warm weather throughout the country on Friday, reaching up to 25C in the Upper Rhine area.

Broadcaster N-tv’s meteorologist Björn Alexander reports that this month could be a record March for its warm temperatures.

“It’s a truly thrilling race to the top spot of being a record March,” Alexander said.

“Actually it’s almost grill-time. For most of us, it will be a balmy and dry springtime climate, and at 8pm will mostly still be between 15C and 20C. Only in the western part of the country will there by some showers and thunderstorms. So it is worth it there to start grilling early.”

By Saturday, the DWD predicts it will still be sunny, though the northwest can still expect some rain and short thunderstorms. And by nightfall, the southeast could see long periods of rain.

Sunday will be cloudier and rainier, but still with temperatures up to 20C in the central and southern regions.

Alexander’s forecast was that by Monday, the sun will start to take over again.

Forecast for Saturday, Sunday and Monday: