Once again, sweating is the order of the day, and from Sunday temperatures will drop below 30 degrees. The heat says goodbye with sometimes strong thunderstorms.
Offenbach (dpa) – After several days of heat, thunderstorms and a cold front bring cooling to Germany. On Saturday the temperatures in southern Germany climbed to well over 30 degrees Celsius.
The warmest was 37.1 degrees in Bad Mergentheim-Neunkirchen in the northeast of Baden-Württemberg, as the meteorologist Tobias Reinartz from the German Weather Service (DWD) said on Saturday evening. In Bavaria it was only a little cooler at 36.8 degrees in Kitzingen and 36.1 degrees in Regensburg. In general, the temperatures in the south and in the middle of Germany were over 30 degrees. Below that were the values north of a line that extended from the Münsterland to the Uckermark. On Friday in Rheinfelden, South Baden, the highest value of the year was measured at 38.5 degrees Celsius.
However, the DWD also recorded strong thunderstorms in the south of Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg. In some cases, almost 50 liters per hour and square meter fell, said Reinartz. For the night, the meteorologist expected shower-like and sometimes heavy rains with stored thunderstorms that would spread from the southwest to the center of the country.
In addition, a cold front is moving from the North Sea to Germany, which is expected at night, the DWD said on Saturday. This could result in further, sometimes severe thunderstorms. The east and southeast should also be affected on Sunday. Continuous rain is possible in the southeast. Sunday is also volatile in the north. The temperatures are between 22 and 28 degrees, with longer rain and at the sea only around 20 degrees.
At the beginning of the new week, it is forecast to continue raining in the south and southeast, otherwise it will remain largely dry. It does not get warmer than 20 to 25 degrees, with constant rain the temperature is even below the 20 degree limit.
“Only from Wednesday will the Azores high again be able to completely occupy the country from the west and provide it with a lot of sun,” said DWD meteorologist Lars Kirchhübel. On Thursday, more than 30 degrees are again possible in the southwest. “Midsummer is only a short time to return with full power and maybe also sustainably,” said the meteorologist.