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Meteorologist predicts "snow bomb" in Germany - and announces the turn of the winter


Snow, snow and snow - winter in Germany is back. It's already snowing in North Rhine-Westphalia. According to weather experts, it will be really thick at the weekend.

Snow, snow and snow - winter in Germany is back.

It's already snowing in North Rhine-Westphalia.

According to weather experts, it will be really thick at the weekend.

Munich – When it comes to the weather in Germany, the big turn of winter is coming.

As announced, the first snowfalls have been falling from the west since Thursday morning (January 19).

A large area of ​​snowfall lies over North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) in the morning.

In the Rhineland and in the Ruhr area it is snowing heavily.

The streets are slippery.

At 6 a.m., the weather station in Essen reported a snow depth of one centimeter.

More will come from heaven in the coming hours and days.

However, the peak is announced at the weekend – snow depths of up to 30 centimeters are possible.

Weather in Germany: According to the DWD forecast, polar low Ingo will bring heavy snow showers

According to the weather forecast for Germany, the snowfall area is already moving from NRW to Hesse, Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland.

In the afternoon it reaches northern Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg.

According to the DWD, there is up to three centimeters of fresh snow, in the mountains up to five centimeters.


DWD weather graphic: Polar air - blue arrow - flows to Germany and far to the south.


Weather forecast for Germany: Winter weather in January remains - new snowfall from Friday

The wintry weather will continue on Friday (January 20), as the DWD predicts in its forecast for Germany: From the North Sea to Schleswig-Holstein, to northern Lower Saxony and Hamburg, the weather in Germany will be “sufficiently heavier snow showers”. to reckon with.

There can be amounts of fresh snow of up to three centimeters, in isolated cases up to five.

Long-lasting snowfalls will start in the Alps from the afternoon.

Within 36 hours, the DWD expects a total of five to 20 centimeters of snow - in traffic jams even more.

Weather in Germany: There will be snow here on Friday (January 20).

  • Ruhr area

  • Westphalia

  • Lower Rhine

  • Western Central Mountains

  • mountain country

  • Eifel

  • Alps

Small lows and polar air masses will ensure wintry and unstable weather in the coming days.

At night there is frost across the country.

In the southwestern German mountains, the weather experts warn of severe frost below minus 10 degrees.

"Heavy snowfall area comes Saturday evening": Meteorologist hopes that snow chaos will not occur

The weather in Germany at the end of January probably still has a surprise in store after the warm record start.

At the weekend, a snow trough will move in from the east.

More than 40 centimeters of fresh snow can fall in a short time.

"The next thick snowfall area will come from Poland and the Czech Republic to Germany on Saturday evening," warns qualified meteorologist Dominik Jung from the


weather service in his weather forecast


"Saxony, parts of Brandenburg and Berlin will first turn white, then the snowfall will continue overnight to Hesse and Rhineland-Palatinate." According to Jung, five to ten centimeters of fresh snow are possible again in the traffic jams in the low mountain ranges, sometimes all the way down.

"It's a good thing that a Sunday follows, because otherwise there would be snow chaos in the rush hour," says the weather expert.

In addition, the meteorologist warns of the danger of freezing rain in the north.

Weather in Germany: Meteorologist speaks of "snow bomb" at the weekend - up to 30 centimeters of fresh snow

Meteorologist Jan Schenk from

speaks of a "snow bomb" in his weather forecast for Germany.

According to his forecast, in the Thuringian Forest and especially in the Ore Mountains there will be traffic jams and up to 30 centimeters of fresh snow.


The next thick snowfall area is coming, explains qualified meteorologist Dominik Jung at

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Weather forecast in Germany: snow, snow showers and ice

A brief overview of the weather forecast for the next few days according to weather expert Dominik Jung:

  • Thursday (January 19):

     0 to 5 degrees, snow and snow showers in the west, otherwise a mix of sun and clouds, isolated snow showers

  • Friday (January 20th):

     -1 to +4 degrees, changeable, repeated snow showers

  • Saturday (January 21):

     0 to 4 degrees, mix of sun and clouds, lots of snow in the evening from the east

  • Sunday (January 22nd):

     around 0 degrees, snow again and again, mostly dry only in the far north, smooth roads

  • Monday (January 23):

     -2 to +3 degrees, lots of clouds, snow showers and some sunshine

  • Tuesday (January 24):

     0 to 4 degrees, mostly overcast and dry

  • Wednesday (January 25th):

     0 to 5 degrees, cold and wet, some rain or sleet in the north, otherwise sun and some snow from time to time

Trend forecast for January: This is how the weather in Germany will continue

According to the DWD, the snowfall decreases a little during the night on Monday.

According to the weather forecast, it can still snow a little in the south of Germany.

The maximum temperatures during the day are between minus three and plus three degrees.

At night, the values ​​remain in the minus range between minus three and minus 10 degrees.

According to the current trend forecast, things will continue to look unstable in the coming week.

"A sweeping warming is not in sight," says weather expert Dominik Jung in his weather forecast for Germany.

But the snow stays put, from 400 meters to 500 meters there is permafrost, while below it it would mostly continue wet and cold.


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Source: merkur

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