Summer weather returns to Germany with temperatures up to 30C forecast

Is this a good time to hit the beach before autumn comes to Germany?

Summer weather returns to Germany with temperatures up to 30C forecast
A paddle boarder enjoying the sun at Chiemsee in Bavaria on Thursday. Photo: DPA

A blast of warm air is expected to hit Germany this weekend, with around 30C expected in some parts of the country.

It will make a nice change from recent showers and cooler temperatures – and could be a good time to hit the beach before autumn comes.

Forecasters say the warm weather will be especially strong in the southwest of Germany, but some other areas will also see lots of sun and temperatures in the low to mid 20s. 

On Friday it was set to be a sunny in southern regions, with some cloud cover.

According to meteorologists, rain and short showers were to hit the north, northwest and the middle of the country. Over the course of the day, however, the weather was set to improve. The maximum temperatures were forecast to be on average between 21 and 25C.

However, in the Upper Rhine area it was forecast to reach up to 27C, according to the German Weather Service (DWD). It was to be cooler in the coastal areas, with around 19C. 

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Saturday will start out very cloudy in some parts of the south but the sun will come out later. Warm summer temperatures of between 22 to 27C are forecast.

In the north and higher mountainous regions highs of 17 to 21C are forecast.

On Sunday it will get even warmer. Again, it could start out foggy but when that clears there will be a blast of sunshine.

Highs of 24 to 28C are forecast, and the mercury could even get up to 30C in parts of Baden-Württemberg.

It's the perfect weather for taking a dip, although sadly many open-air swimming pools may have already closed for the season. If that's the case then one of Germany's many lakes are a good alternative.

In the north of the country, temperatures won't be as high and people living there could experience some more drizzle over the weekend.

Summer will fizzle out

At the beginning of next week the warm temperatures will likely fizzle out and give way to a blast of cooler air.

The DWD said “changeable and partly windy weather with showers” will hit the country.

All the more reason to make the most of the warm weekend sun.

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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.