Heatwave hits Germany, and it’s only getting warmer

Heatwave hits Germany, and it's only getting warmer
A man enjoys the sun Monday evening in Frankfurt am Main. Photo: DPA
With temperatures of more than 30 degrees, Germany is headed for a sweaty day on Tuesday - and temperatures are only continuing to climb.

Tuesday temperatures should reach 30 to 35 degrees, as the German Weather Service wrote in the morning on its website.

Only in the southeast of Bavaria, in the higher mountains and on the coasts, will the sizzling temperatures simmer down a little.

On Monday, Bad Nauheim in the southwest state of Hesse snagged the record as the warmest place nationwide with 32.7 degrees.

Behind it followed Lingen in Lower Saxony with 32.5 degrees.

The small city could be a contender for a new annual heat record: On May 29th, it reached the temperature reached 34.2 degrees, the highest recorded in 2018.

In the coming days, it is predicted to be even warmer – with temperatures from 29 to 36 degrees on Thursday and Friday.

The DWD made three maps detailing the temperatures throughout Germany, including predictions for Wednesday and Friday this week.

For farmers, the heat wave poses risks of fires to wheat and cereal fields. On Monday in Hessen, a small agricultural field caught on fire due to the high temperatures.

Just one small square of wheat remained after a fire struck a wheat field in Eschborn in Hessen on Monday. Photo: DPA

The heat wave is further exacerbating a drought in North Rhine-Westfalia, with water levels of the Rhine having sunk sharply in response.

A restaurant ship along the Rhine, which now sits on almost completely dry land. Photo: DPA

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