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Still plenty of sunshine in Germany: Summer high settles – risk of forest fires increases


Highlights: The long weekend "was the longest period of good weather of the year so far," meteorologist Dominik told The sunny and dry weather will continue until Sunday (4 June) – "perhaps even beyond," added the managing director of the weather service Q.met. The risk of forest fires is once again high, as from from drought, the fire season has begun in large parts of the country. A drought could have a major impact on agriculture in this country.

The start of June is summery. And that's probably how the weather should stay over a longer period. The forecast at a glance.

Munich – Summer now seems to have fully arrived in Germany. After a rather wet and grey April and a mostly gloomy May, the long weekend around Whit Monday shone. In many places in Germany, the weather was summery. And the forecasts continue to promise pleasant temperatures.

Weather in Germany: Sun, pure summer – tempting prospects

The long weekend "was the longest period of good weather of the year so far," meteorologist Dominik told, looking back, adding: "It's not over yet." The sunny and dry weather will continue until Sunday (4 June) – "perhaps even beyond", added the managing director of the weather service Q.met.

As the forecasts of the German Weather Service illustrate, a summer phase is to be expected for the time being. An overview of Tuesday and the following days:

  • Tuesday, 30 May 2023: According to the DWD, it is largely dry – only in the Alps and in the southeast of Bavaria there could be isolated showers. Temperatures are around 13 degrees at the North Sea, between 15 and 21 degrees in the northwest and between 20 and 26 degrees in the rest of the country.
  • Wednesday, 31 May 2023: The sunny and dry weather continues. In the vicinity of the North Sea, according to the DWD, denser cloud fields could occur at times. The maximum temperatures are between 21 and 27 degrees. "Only in the Alps in the course of the day swelling clouds with a low probability of showers and thunderstorms," the experts predict.
  • Thursday, 1 June 2023: Once again, there should be a low probability of precipitation and thunderstorms in the Alps. It is fresher in the north, with highs around 15 degrees, than in the south, where 24 to 28 degrees are predicted. There could be gusts of wind on the North Sea.
  • Friday, 2 June 2023: Variable cloudiness in the north, bright to sunny in the south - this is the DWD forecast for the day before the weekend. With temperatures of up to 27 degrees, it remains summery in the southern half, while the maximum temperature at the North Sea is 16 degrees.

Enjoying the sun in a deck chair: This is what the summer weather will allow you to do in the coming days. © Tobias Hase/dpa

Forecast for Germany: Weather conditions will last until mid-June

According to the U.S. weather model, nothing will change in the beautiful weather until the middle of the month. "We are currently expecting dry weather until mid-June," said Dominik Jung. However, this is not surprising, according to the expert at "Once such a stable high has built up, it can usually last quite a long time," he explained. And that's exactly what's happening in Germany right now.

With temperatures between 22 and 28 degrees during the day and seven to 13 degrees at night, neither great heat nor cool air masses would be expected in this country. "It is not yet possible to say when the stable high-pressure weather situation will end," Jung continued.


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Summer weather in Germany: risk of forest fires high, according to DWD

What may sound like a dream prognosis to many people, however, could have a major impact on agriculture. A drought could break out in Germany. Last but not least, the issue of forest fires also plays a role in this country. In Germany and Europe, forest fires were heading for record levels in 2022. And even now, the risk of forest fires is once again high, as graphics from the DWD illustrate.

With the rising temperatures and drought, the risk of fire increases. The forest fire season has begun. According to the experts, medium to high warning levels are currently in force in large parts of the country, especially in Brandenburg and the neighboring federal states and in northern Bavaria.

An increased risk of forest fires for large parts of Baden-Württemberg predicts the (DWD) for Wednesday. A good two-thirds of the weather stations showed, therefore, the second highest danger level 4 (high danger) of the forest fire danger index.

Source: merkur

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