The heat is rolling! Hot days are coming to Germany – and that leads directly to thunderstorms, thunderstorms and storms. A meteorologist and the DWD warn.
Munich – Spring was dingy, cold and rainy. Now summer weather is coming to Germany. This is especially beneficial for those who want to enjoy the long weekend. However, the high-pressure area Ulla brings not only sun and heat, but also thunderstorms. A steep change in the weather.
Meteorologist Dominik Jung of wetter.net predicts mostly drought until Sunday. Up to 19 hours of sunshine can be expected on Friday (14 May). Maximum temperatures of over 20 degrees are expected. The summer temperatures will continue in the following days.
Weather in Germany: Sunday may be the warmest day of 2023
On Saturday (20 May), temperatures could rise as high as 25 degrees. Only in the east could some clouds with short rain showers occur. On Sunday (21 May) it will be really hot: The temperatures are likely to exceed the 30-degree mark in the blazing sun. According to Jung's weather forecast, Sunday could be the warmest day of 2023 so far and at the same time the first hot day. The beginning of the new week promises high temperatures of up to 28 degrees, but it will be turbulent at the beginning of the week.
Severe weather forecast for Germany: After the cold and rainy spring, the first summer thunderstorms are now looming. © Peter Gercke/dpa/picture alliance
Weather forecast for Germany: The forecast by Dominik Jung
The air masses will be humid and thundery, as Jung explains: A "hot and humid soup with 25 to 30 degrees and sometimes violent thunderstorms". On Monday (22 May) and Tuesday (23 May), regionally violent thunderstorms and thunderstorms with heavy rain, hail and squalls are imminent. The German Weather Service (DWD) also warns of local severe weather due to heavy rain, especially in the north and southwest. But there are also severe weather warnings in Bavaria.
|Saturday (20 May)||14 to 22 degrees, dry with a mix of sun and clouds|
|Sunday (21 May)||22 to 29 degrees, partly humid, dry at first, thunderstorms in the west in the evening|
|Monday (22 May)||22 to 28 degrees, muggy and thundery, partly thunderstorms|
|Tuesday (23 May)||14 to 28 degrees, mix of sun, clouds and isolated thunderstorms|
|Wednesday (24 May)||16 to 20 degrees, mix of sun, clouds and showers, thunderstorms at the beginning|
"Thunderstorms and storms like in midsummer": meteorologist and DWD warn of heat wave in Germany
From Wednesday (24 May), the weather is expected to calm down again, although scattered rain showers are still possible in the north. Dominik Jung commented on the forecast from Sunday with the words: "There will be some thunderstorms and thunderstorms like in midsummer," Jung said of the forecast from Sunday. However, this is not surprising, as the maximum temperatures are more in line with the range that would be considered normal for late June or early July.
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The second half of the week will continue with mild temperatures of up to 22 degrees. Mostly dry weather is expected in large parts of the country, while scattered showers could be possible in the northeast. Devastating storms are currently raging in Italy. After the extreme drought, floods are now hitting the country, and the number of deaths is rising.
This article, written by the editors, used machine support. The article was carefully reviewed by editor Moritz Bletzinger before publication.