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Weather turnaround in the middle of spring: Germany is threatened with another "cold shock"


Spring has already officially started on the calendar. But the weather has other plans: Winter is coming back this weekend – with snow and frost.

Spring has already officially started on the calendar.

But the weather has other plans: Winter is coming back this weekend – with snow and frost.

Munich – It's rather bad news for sun worshipers, but winter sports enthusiasts will be happy: Winter is apparently returning again this weekend.

In his luggage he has a decent cooling as well as wind and snow.

And this despite the fact that spring officially began a few days ago.

The temperatures also played along accordingly and recently climbed to values ​​between 15 and 20 degrees Celsius.

But that will apparently be over in the coming days.

At the weekend we could face snow and ground frost again.

The weather is more unsettled this week and is cooling down

Already at the beginning of the week the weather showed its unstable side.

It was raining and the sky kept turning gray and blocked out the sun's rays.

It got cooler as a result, but remained relatively mild with temperatures around eight degrees.

It will remain so mixed and rainy in the course of the week.

According to

the German Weather Service

, a few thunderstorms are to be expected in the north on Thursday, while towards the Alps it is dry and the sun often shines.

It keeps cooling down, the maximum values ​​are then only 10 to 14 degrees.


Winter could come back with snow and frost over the weekend - despite the start of spring.

© Sergei Karpukhin/IMAGO

The situation will then change significantly on Saturday: It could get exciting again and even a winter cold snap is imminent.

The reason for the change is a low pressure area that is moving from the south towards Central Europe and should also reach Germany on Sunday.

Due to the exchange of air masses, there is a risk of it becoming stormy: gusts with speeds of up to 100 km/h are possible.

Expect a lot of rain, especially in the south.

Cold shock threatens in Germany at the weekend – is winter coming back?

The low could cause a cold shock in Germany in the middle of spring.

Cold air, which is sucked in from the Iceland region by the low, causes the temperatures here to plummet again.

From Monday there may therefore be frost or ground frost at night.

In addition, due to the cold north wind, snowfall is to be expected throughout the country - even down to low altitudes.

So winter is showing its teeth again.

Monday in particular could be snowy.

Long-lasting snowfall can occur in the east.

According to,

up to 15 centimeters of fresh snow can be expected

at higher altitudes in the Alps .

But even if the winter rears up again, it is not to be expected that the snow will stay put.

Except at high altitudes, it will quickly melt away again in the March sun, despite the cooling.

It should also be warmer again by the middle of the week at the latest.

The signs are pointing to spring, even if April could still have a few snowy days in store.

(Caroline Gehrmann)

List of rubrics: © Sergei Karpukhin/IMAGO

Source: merkur

All news articles on 2023-03-22

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