The balance for the weather in Bavaria in spring is rather sober. A lot of rain, some thunderstorms and little sunshine could be seen in the sky.
Munich - 465 hours of sunshine on average: This is the weather balance for the Free State of Bavaria in spring 2023, published by the German Weather Service (DWD) for the three months of March, April and May. In a nationwide comparison, the sun could be seen significantly less in the Free State. Only in Baden-Württemberg were there even fewer with 455 hours.
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Weather balance for Bavaria in spring: More precipitation than in winter
There was little sun to be seen in the Free State of Bavaria in spring, but it rained and thunderstormed. Like here at Lake Chiemsee. © Viewing angles/imago
On the other hand, rain clouds were much more active and, at 237 litres, provided more precipitation than in winter with only 147 litres per square metre and also more compared to the weather records from 1961 to 1990 with an average of 223 litres. According to the DWD, there were also some violent thunderstorms. For example, there were several lightning strikes in April (23.4.) and a supercell in May (5.5.). This produced hailstones up to four centimeters in size in the district of Fürstenfeldbruck.
Bavaria weather in spring: First day of summer on 5 May
The mean area temperature was slightly higher compared to the historical weather records of 7.2 degrees Celsius - at 8.7 degrees Celsius. According to the DWD, the first day of summer was registered in Rosenheim and Aldersbach-Kriestorf on 5 May. And now, about a month later, summer seems to have finally fully arrived in Bavaria. For a week now, the sun has been shining and putting smiles on people's faces. However, according to the DWD, the risk of forest fires is also increasing. (ly)
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