Heat and storms continue in see-saw summer
Published: 29 Jun 12 15:57 CET | Print version
The German Weather Service (DWD) released a severe weather warning for areas of western Germany on Friday, with the Express regional paper even saying that tornadoes were possible alongside heavy rain, thunder and lightning.
For the rest of Germany, temperatures will remain a baking 30 degrees Celsius in the southern and eastern states, between 24 and 27 in the northern states and a slightly cooler 22 degrees along the coastline.
Moving into the night, the DWD said that rain and the occasional thunder clap are to be expected across northern and eastern Germany. Temperatures will stay at minimum of 14 degrees.
On Saturday, wild weather warnings for the north west should be lifted as the low pressure system settles in a band from the south west to the north east. This clammy cloud band could bring hail, electric storms and very heavy rain as the day moves into the mdid-afternoon.
Temperatures in the sunny south east should reach up to 33 degrees Celsius while along the coast they will remain at around 22 degrees.
Large areas of cloud should have cleared by Saturday night, giving way to a cooler, dry night with temperatures between 18 and 12 degrees. There will a gentle breeze and in some states scattered showers but no torrential rain or storms.
But by Sunday, southern and eastern states could end up bearing the brunt of bad weather with heavy rain and thunder storms expected. The DWD added that it would be humid, particularly in areas with bad weather.
Temperatures for Sunday will hit around 27 degrees Celsius in the south east and 22 degrees in the north and north western states.
Similarly to Saturday night, the bad weather is expected to ease as the sun sets. Temperatures will sink, especially in the north west, but most of Germany should stay relatively rain-free.
This final June weekend reflects the month in general, the DWD said on Friday as the weather has been very changeable, delivering to most of the country the “see-saw-summer” that Germany is increasingly coming to expect.
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