September 22nd, at least according to meteorologists, marks the official first day of autumn. But with clear blue skies and temperatures up to 28C across Deutschland, it might not feel like the country is celebrating the occasion.
But come Friday, fall temperatures will be felt, predicted the German Weather Service (DWD).
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On Tuesday temperatures around Germany were slated to range between 23C and 28C, according to DWD. Southwest Germany will be cloudier throughout the day.
“Today and Wednesday are the last days to enjoy the sun and the late summer temperatures,” tweeted DWD, pointing out the temperatures will dip to the point of some snow in south Germany later in the week.
Heute und am Mittwoch sind die letzten Tage, um die Sonne und die spätsommerlichen Temperaturen zu genießen. Am Wochenende kommt mit Höchstwerten zwischen 7 und 16 Grad der #Herbst nach Deutschland. In den Alpen gibt es den ersten Schnee. Mehr dazu unter: https://t.co/W1PgrbVWeE
— DWD (@DWD_presse) September 22, 2020
From the late afternoon through the evening, showers and storms are expected in the Bavarian Alps and in the Schwarzwald.
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On Wednesday temperatures will remain summer-like, stretching between 22C and 27C. With the exception of eastern Saxony, where storms are expected, the sun will shine throughout the day.
Temperature dip later in the week
A further dip in the mercury is expected on Thursday, when the weather ranges between 20C in western and northwestern Germany and 25C in the Lausitz in the eastern states of Brandenburg and Saxony. In the southwest, the mercury is expected to hover around 22C.
A noticeable shift in the weather will come on Friday, with highs between 14C and 19C around the country, and just 12C at the edge of the Alps. Storms are slated to strike northern Germany.
At the weekend, temperatures around Germany are predicted to drop further, ranging between 7C and 16C at the coasts.
The Bavarian Alps are slated to see their first snow of the year at altitudes of between 1,200 and 1,500 metres.
Our advice: make sure to bring along an Übergangsjacke this week for the shifting temperatures.