Temperature highs of 33C predicted for the week ahead

Germany is in for a mixed bag of weather this week, though temperatures will mostly remain pleasant, hitting up to 33C.

Temperature highs of 33C predicted for the week ahead
A thermometer in Stuttgart with the sun in the background. Photo: DPA

The German Weather Service (DWD) reports that sea air entering Germany will warm up under high atmospheric pressure and subtropical warm air will spread over the south and southwest over this week.

DWD predictions for Wednesday.

It'll be time to don your t-shirts on Thursday, which is expected to be this week's star of the show temperature-wise. In most places it will be lightly cloudy, sunny and dry.

Temperatures will reach 20C-25C by the coast, elsewhere they will lie between 26C and 30C. Areas along the Rhine will enjoy the warmest temperatures, with a high of 32C predicted. The east of the country will remain dry, but individual showers will develop during the afternoon in the southwest, and in the evening in the west and northwest.

There will be powerful thunderstorms and even hail in very southern areas, south of the Danube river, during the night. 

Friday will not be as pleasant as the previous day, bringing changeable weather and heavy clouds in the north and east. Here, as well as in eastern alpine areas, there will be showers and small, isolated thunderstorms. The sun will show itself most often in the southwest and south of the country. Temperatures will fall slightly and sit between 16C and 24C, or up to 26C in southwest.

DWD predictions for Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Like Friday, Saturday is also expected to be changeable and heavily cloudy. The east and southeast will see showers and individual thunderstorms, but these will decrease during the course of the day. Rain will fall in the eastern region of the German Alps. The most sun is to be found in the southwest, where it will also remain dry. Temperatures will increase slightly on the previous day to 17C – 25C, in the southwest up to 27C. 

Sunny and dry weather will prevail on Sunday though, with temperatures warming to 22C-25C in the northeast, 26C-30C elsewhere and the southwest hitting 32C.

This temperature increase will continue at the beginning of next week, with the mercury hitting 33C in parts of the country on Monday. 

June 20th will see temperatures between 28C and 33C with a mixture of sunshine and cloud and isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon. 



Weather: Germany sees extreme heat and storms

An extreme heat warning was in place for eastern Germany on Monday, while storms were also set to hit the country.

Weather: Germany sees extreme heat and storms

The German Weather Service (DWD) said temperatures could reach 36C on Monday. 

In the morning, the DWD issued an extreme heat warning for eastern regions, as shown below in the map. 

Map of Germany shows the heat warning in the east on Monday June 27th.

Photo: German Weather Service (DWD)

Forecasters said later on Monday, the south and east of the country would be hit by thunderstorms as well as large hailstones, strong winds and heavy rain.

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In the north, west and centre of Germany, forecasters predicted clouds and some showers. Over the course of Monday, heavy thunderstorms with heavy rain, hailstones and strong winds are also possible in the north.

“Thunderstorms have occurred in the past few days and will continue in the coming days, as the established weather situation will remain virtually unchanged,” said a spokesperson from the DWD. 

However, the large temperature differences are striking: in the west of Germany, the mercury will only reach just above 20C in places.

Overnight to Tuesday, the DWD predicts thunderstorms – some of them heavy – from the Baltic Sea to the Alps, and later there is set to be more showers. It could still reach 28C in some places, especially in the east.

The DWD said: “The risk of thunderstorms will remain in the southern half of the country, while the northern half will calm down after the last thunderstorms have moved to Poland.

“This will change again on Wednesday night, when showers and thunderstorms, some of them thundery, as well as heavy rain will make their way north. On Wednesday, it will be quite unsettled with muggy temperatures almost all over the country.”

Forecasters said the weather will remain changeable for the rest of the week, but it should become more settled from next weekend.