Heatwave in Germany to end with cooler weather expected at weekend

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Heatwave in Germany to end with cooler weather expected at weekend
Graal-Müritz on the Baltic coast on August 19th, 2020. Photo: DPA

Friday will see the high point of a sub-tropical heatwave hitting Germany, making way for cooler temperatures from the north by the weekend.


The hot weather that moved across Germany on Thursday will reach its zenith on Friday afternoon, with temperatures in parts of the country rising above 37C.

According to the German Weather Service (DWD) a high pressure front called Frederick has moved over central Europe from North Africa, bringing with it hot dry temperatures.

In Berlin temperatures of 35C are expected in the afternoon. The region around Stuttgart will sweat under the hottest temperatures up to 37C.

But already on Friday the low pressure from Jantra will start making an impression on the north and west of the country, with temperatures unlikely to rise above 30C in these regions.

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Saturday's weather forecast. DWD

Jantra will bring with her significant chance of rain and some storms.

By Saturday cooler sea air will have swept across the country, giving relief to cities like Berlin where temperatures will remain in the mid-twenties.


Sunday will see cloud cover with some sun. Rain is expected to fall in much of the south of the country with the north and Baltic coasts experiencing some strong winds. Temperatures will remain in the low 20s and will drop as low as 7C in the evening.

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