Surprise snowy weather comes to Germany but spring on the way

Surprise snowy weather comes to Germany but spring on the way

Despite Saturday marking the first day of spring, Germany is currently caught between an area of high pressure over the UK and a low pressure in Scandinavia, which is leading to polar air flowing down across the country.

Icy weather causes accidents in Germany as cold spell set to end

Icy weather causes accidents in Germany as cold spell set to end

IN PICTURES: Germany embraces cold snap amid warnings over icy waterways

IN PICTURES: Germany embraces cold snap amid warnings over icy waterways

Hundreds of drivers spend night on Autobahn as Germany’s snow chaos continues

Hundreds of drivers spend night on Autobahn as Germany’s snow chaos continues

IN PICTURES: Snow and bitterly cold temperatures hit Germany

IN PICTURES: Snow and bitterly cold temperatures hit Germany

Germany braces for more snow as extreme winter weather causes travel chaos

Germany braces for more snow as extreme winter weather causes travel chaos

Why Germany is facing extreme winter weather this month

Why Germany is facing extreme winter weather this month

Winter onset in north Germany brings snow, sledging and police controls

Winter onset in north Germany brings snow, sledging and police controls

Frosty German sayings that’ll make you a winter wordsmith

Frosty German sayings that’ll make you a winter wordsmith

Snow and ice cause travel chaos in parts of Germany

Snow and ice cause travel chaos in parts of Germany

Weather: Parts of Germany to see up to 40 cm of snow as temperatures dip

Weather: Parts of Germany to see up to 40 cm of snow as temperatures dip

Snowy weather causes traffic accidents around Germany

Snowy weather causes traffic accidents around Germany

Northern Germany battles winter chaos

Northern Germany battles winter chaos

Christmas likely to be wet, not white

Christmas likely to be wet, not white

Child caught ploughing snow with excavator

Child caught ploughing snow with excavator

Dresden joins list of airport closures

Dresden joins list of airport closures

White Christmas forecast for parts of Germany

White Christmas forecast for parts of Germany

Thousands stranded at Frankfurt airport

Thousands stranded at Frankfurt airport

Weather forces airport closures, cancellations

Weather forces airport closures, cancellations

Myth-testing teenager injures tongue on chilly lamppost

Myth-testing teenager injures tongue on chilly lamppost

Ice and snow cause traffic chaos

Ice and snow cause traffic chaos

Snow and ice freeze traffic

Snow and ice freeze traffic

IN PICTURES: Winter returns to Germany as snow falls across the country

IN PICTURES: Winter returns to Germany as snow falls across the country

Transport disruption as storms and snow hit southwest Germany

Transport disruption as storms and snow hit southwest Germany

‘You can’t build igloos’: German children on growing up without snow

‘You can’t build igloos’: German children on growing up without snow

Snow, ice and fog hit Germany as winter arrives

Snow, ice and fog hit Germany as winter arrives

Temperatures as low as -10C hit southern Germany as country gets colder

Temperatures as low as -10C hit southern Germany as country gets colder

Warning over icy roads and storms as Germany gets first taste of winter

Warning over icy roads and storms as Germany gets first taste of winter

IN PICTURES: High winds, torrential rain and snow hit Germany

IN PICTURES: High winds, torrential rain and snow hit Germany

Travel chaos as deadly storm strikes Germany

Travel chaos as deadly storm strikes Germany

Snow and ice cause travel chaos, grounding flights at Cologne’s airport

Snow and ice cause travel chaos, grounding flights at Cologne’s airport

Why this house in western Germany is sinking in the snow

Why this house in western Germany is sinking in the snow

Icy roads and low temperatures cause disruption across Germany

Icy roads and low temperatures cause disruption across Germany

Heavy snow, avalance danger continues in southern Germany

Heavy snow, avalance danger continues in southern Germany

9-year-old dies in heavy snow as weather danger continues in Bavaria

9-year-old dies in heavy snow as weather danger continues in Bavaria

IN PICTURES: Snow and storms hit Germany

IN PICTURES: Snow and storms hit Germany

Germany on alert as snowfall and storms batter the country

Germany on alert as snowfall and storms batter the country

Germany raises avalanche alert after skiier deaths

Germany raises avalanche alert after skiier deaths

German weather service issues icy road warning on Tuesday

German weather service issues icy road warning on Tuesday

Austria army rescues snowbound German students

Austria army rescues snowbound German students

Snowy weather strikes throughout Germany on Tuesday

Snowy weather strikes throughout Germany on Tuesday

Thick snowfall brings severe travel restrictions to Hamburg

Thick snowfall brings severe travel restrictions to Hamburg

Snowfall in north Germany as low pressure spreads over country

Snowfall in north Germany as low pressure spreads over country

Snow falls on first day of spring in much of Germany

Snow falls on first day of spring in much of Germany

Yes, it’s freezing… but watch out for sunburn

Yes, it’s freezing… but watch out for sunburn

Winter making a comeback: snow and polar air on the way for Germany

Winter making a comeback: snow and polar air on the way for Germany

More snow on the way for Germany as eastern beast refuses to budge

More snow on the way for Germany as eastern beast refuses to budge

10 pictures that show just how freezing Germany is right now

10 pictures that show just how freezing Germany is right now

Ice cold and lots of snow: slippery roads and rail disruptions in Hamburg

Ice cold and lots of snow: slippery roads and rail disruptions in Hamburg

Coldest night of year has Germans shivering, from Hamburg to Bavaria

Coldest night of year has Germans shivering, from Hamburg to Bavaria

Police call drivers to caution as thick snow falls in western Germany

Police call drivers to caution as thick snow falls in western Germany

IN PICS: Snow and frost over the weekend in Germany

IN PICS: Snow and frost over the weekend in Germany

Long-distance trains start running again after hurricane

Long-distance trains start running again after hurricane

Long-distance trains cancelled across Germany until further notice due to hurricane

Long-distance trains cancelled across Germany until further notice due to hurricane

Hope for white Christmas melts away as warm front moves in

Hope for white Christmas melts away as warm front moves in

Snow and ice thaws after hundreds of accidents on Germany’s streets

Snow and ice thaws after hundreds of accidents on Germany’s streets

Ice and snow: slippery conditions forecast across Germany at weekend

Ice and snow: slippery conditions forecast across Germany at weekend

2 dead and over 400 road accidents after wintry conditions hit Bavaria

2 dead and over 400 road accidents after wintry conditions hit Bavaria

Winter is here! Polar air brings storms, sleet and snow

Winter is here! Polar air brings storms, sleet and snow

First snow of the season coats ski resort in south Germany

First snow of the season coats ski resort in south Germany

Winter wear at the ready! Snow and storms predicted for Easter

Winter wear at the ready! Snow and storms predicted for Easter

Russian cold front heading for Berlin with temperatures down to -10C

Russian cold front heading for Berlin with temperatures down to -10C

Young woman found frozen to death after going out for cigarette

Young woman found frozen to death after going out for cigarette

These photos show just how much snow Germany got so far this year

These photos show just how much snow Germany got so far this year

Snow falls across Germany to ring in the New Year

Snow falls across Germany to ring in the New Year

This is how likely a white Christmas is in Germany

This is how likely a white Christmas is in Germany

Germany expects ‘week of Spring’ as sun shines again

Germany expects ‘week of Spring’ as sun shines again

Nine stunning pictures of Germany’s freezing weekend

Nine stunning pictures of Germany’s freezing weekend

Snow in early November. Will this winter be ice cold?

Snow in early November. Will this winter be ice cold?

IN PICS: Snow falls thick and fast in southern Germany

IN PICS: Snow falls thick and fast in southern Germany

The one German word English speakers need this winter

The one German word English speakers need this winter

South sees first snowfall of season as cold bite sets in

South sees first snowfall of season as cold bite sets in

Cold front set to bring weather chillier than Christmas

Cold front set to bring weather chillier than Christmas

Central Germany gets April Fooled with heavy snowfall

Central Germany gets April Fooled with heavy snowfall

9 pics that show Germany is a magical winter wonderland

9 pics that show Germany is a magical winter wonderland

Watch out Germany! Chilly sub-zero weekend ahead

Watch out Germany! Chilly sub-zero weekend ahead

4,500 refugees living in tents over winter

4,500 refugees living in tents over winter

Wave of accidents hits drivers in north Germany

Wave of accidents hits drivers in north Germany

Germany shivers through sub-zero cold snap

Germany shivers through sub-zero cold snap

5 ways Germans think Christmas has got worse

5 ways Germans think Christmas has got worse

No white Christmas for Germany: weathermen

No white Christmas for Germany: weathermen

Snow and storms usher in first day of winter

Snow and storms usher in first day of winter

Snow-decked German streets stay safe

Snow-decked German streets stay safe

Weathermen warn of snowy weekend ahead

Weathermen warn of snowy weekend ahead

Storm ‘Heini’ bears down on Germany

Storm ‘Heini’ bears down on Germany

Low-lying regions see first snow of the year

Low-lying regions see first snow of the year

A week after heatwave, snow falls in Bavaria

A week after heatwave, snow falls in Bavaria

Weathermen issue snow alert in heatwave

Weathermen issue snow alert in heatwave

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Sudden dose of winter causes traffic chaos

2014 was warmest year on record: official

2014 was warmest year on record: official

Too much snow for Ski Jumping

Too much snow for Ski Jumping

Little chance of white Christmas in Germany

Little chance of white Christmas in Germany

August snows return to Germany’s highest peak

August snows return to Germany’s highest peak

Snow returns to southern Germany

Snow returns to southern Germany

Forecasters: Winter is over, 14C highs this week

Forecasters: Winter is over, 14C highs this week

Man freezes to death, temperatures hit -20C

Man freezes to death, temperatures hit -20C

Ice blast hits Berlin, -10C forecast

Ice blast hits Berlin, -10C forecast

Ski championships called off as snow fails to fall

Ski championships called off as snow fails to fall

Mild January continues with highs of 15C

Mild January continues with highs of 15C

It’ll be windy (not white) this Christmas

It’ll be windy (not white) this Christmas

Winter threatens southern Germany

Winter threatens southern Germany

First heavy snow falls in southern Germany

First heavy snow falls in southern Germany

Snow strands thousands at Frankfurt airport

Snow strands thousands at Frankfurt airport

Frankfurt Airport opens a runway after shutdown

Frankfurt Airport opens a runway after shutdown

Wintry weather hits dozens of flights

Wintry weather hits dozens of flights

Snow fall leads to criminal charge

Snow fall leads to criminal charge

Winter hits the west, causes traffic trouble

Winter hits the west, causes traffic trouble

‘Russian’ deep freeze to follow snow

‘Russian’ deep freeze to follow snow

Wintry conditions wreak road havoc

Wintry conditions wreak road havoc

Forecast shows more rain and wind on the way

Forecast shows more rain and wind on the way

Mild weather melts last hope of white Christmas

Mild weather melts last hope of white Christmas

Wintry weather causes road chaos

Wintry weather causes road chaos

Deep freeze to lift in the New Year

Deep freeze to lift in the New Year

Man buried alive by snow

Man buried alive by snow

Snow destroys Schalke stadium roof

Snow destroys Schalke stadium roof

Germany gets a slushy Christmas Eve

Germany gets a slushy Christmas Eve

Thousands stuck at Frankfurt airport

Thousands stuck at Frankfurt airport

Snow pile for sale on eBay

Snow pile for sale on eBay

Traditional snowball fight turns into giant melee in Leipzig

Traditional snowball fight turns into giant melee in Leipzig

Accidents and delays rise as weather worsens

Accidents and delays rise as weather worsens

Snowstorm buries Harz Mountains

Snowstorm buries Harz Mountains

Heavy fog and snow cause huge autobahn pile-up in Bavaria

Heavy fog and snow cause huge autobahn pile-up in Bavaria

FDP wants unemployed to shovel snow

FDP wants unemployed to shovel snow

A little brighter, and plenty slipperier: this week’s weather

A little brighter, and plenty slipperier: this week’s weather

Hamburg politician puts the ‘I’ in street de-icing

Hamburg politician puts the ‘I’ in street de-icing

Germany under ice Queen’s spell

Germany under ice Queen’s spell

FDP proposes national road salt stockpile as shortage looms

FDP proposes national road salt stockpile as shortage looms

‘Miriam’ wreaks winter havoc

‘Miriam’ wreaks winter havoc

Snow causes chaos in the north

Snow causes chaos in the north

Heavy snow to follow record lows

Heavy snow to follow record lows

Longest snowy period in 30 years set to end soon

Longest snowy period in 30 years set to end soon

More snow forecast for the weekend

More snow forecast for the weekend

Winter storm on the way

Winter storm on the way

Bike couriers grappling with enduring snow and ice

Bike couriers grappling with enduring snow and ice

‘Daisy’ to dump snow

‘Daisy’ to dump snow

Dozens injured and one dead from snow and ice

Dozens injured and one dead from snow and ice

Just kidding! Winter isn’t over yet

Just kidding! Winter isn’t over yet

Winter weather to return just in time for first day of spring

Winter weather to return just in time for first day of spring

Lingering winter to bring Germany snow

Lingering winter to bring Germany snow

Avalanche buries senior in mountain hut for two days

Avalanche buries senior in mountain hut for two days

Avalanche danger closes Bavarian roads

Avalanche danger closes Bavarian roads

Snow set to continue as road salt runs out

Snow set to continue as road salt runs out

One dead, one injured, and one missing in avalanches

One dead, one injured, and one missing in avalanches

Germany wakes up to snow

Germany wakes up to snow

Frigid weather headed to Germany from Russia

Frigid weather headed to Germany from Russia

Germany gripped by third day of record cold

Germany gripped by third day of record cold

Deep freeze continues in Germany

Deep freeze continues in Germany

Germany wakes up to coldest day of winter

Germany wakes up to coldest day of winter

Retiree freezes to death in own apartment

Retiree freezes to death in own apartment

Germany faces deep freeze and snow

Germany faces deep freeze and snow

Wintry weather could bring white Christmas

Wintry weather could bring white Christmas

Snow and ice cause traffic mayhem

Snow and ice cause traffic mayhem

Heavy snow expected by Friday

Heavy snow expected by Friday

Winter hits across Germany with deadly force

Winter hits across Germany with deadly force

First snow snarls southern traffic

First snow snarls southern traffic