At the weekend it will be hot and dry in Germany. Weather experts expect temperatures up to just over 30 degrees. But in some places there is a threat of forest fires.
Munich – Summer is here – at least according to meteorological calculations. Although there could be rain in places, isolated thunderstorms and dense clouds at the beginning of the new week, overall the temperatures remain at a high level, reported the German Weather Service (DWD).
According to the DWD, a high near Scotland is currently determining the weather in Germany. Although cooler air reaches the north of the country, it will be warm in the south. Especially towards the weekend, temperatures of up to just over 30 degrees are expected along the Rhine.
At the weekend it will be hot in Germany - the temperatures climb up to 34 degrees. © Roberto Pfeil/dpa
Weather in Germany: Heat wave is imminent – "30-degree mark will be exceeded"
Meteorologist Dominik Jung from wetter.net is sure that the summer weather will remain in place for the next 14 days. "The first hot days of 2023 are possible. For the first time, the 30-degree mark will be exceeded," he explained.
Initially, however, there is a threat of isolated thunderstorms in Germany on Wednesday (8 June) and Thursday (9 June) – especially in the centre of the country. According to Jung, there is even a local risk of severe weather with heavy rain, hail and squalls. Just in time for the weekend, the weather should stabilize again. Here's how the weather will continue in the coming days:
|Monday (5 June)||22 to 28 degrees|
|Tuesday (6 June)||22 to 28 degrees|
|Wednesday (7 June)||24 to 28 degrees|
|Thursday (8 June)||24 to 29 degrees|
|Friday (9 June)||24 to 30 degrees|
|Saturday (10 June)||23 to 33 degrees|
|Sunday (11 June)||23 to 33 degrees|
|Monday (12 June)||22 to 31 degrees|
Meteorologist Jan Schenk of The Weather Channel expects a veritable heat wave – especially in the south and west. "From Friday we will see that the temperatures on the Rhine will rise again significantly, to 32 to 34 degrees locally," he explained. "There could also be tropical nights." On a tropical night, temperatures do not drop below 20 degrees. But the north should also get some of the heat, according to Schenk. Here, thanks to the hot air masses, up to 30 degrees are possible. Good news for all holidaymakers who travel over Corpus Christi.
Weather in Germany: "Drought continues" – danger for forest fires
"Land rain is not in sight," reported weather expert Jung. Schenk does not expect heavy land rain for the time being. This will probably not come to Germany until 19 June. In many places, this means bathing and ice cream parlor weather, but June could be much too dry, according to Jung. "The drought continues in many parts of the country," the meteorologist stressed. In addition, there is a risk of forest and meadow fires. There is also a high risk of forest fires in Bavaria.
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"Locally, even the highest warning level 5 applies," said Dominik Jung. At least that's what the DWD maps show. The danger is particularly high on Tuesday (6 June) in the north of Brandenburg. But according to the DWD, there is also an increased risk of forest fires in the coming days. "Currently, we have reached at least warning level 3 in almost all of Germany," Jung warned. The first forest fire has already occurred in Brandenburg: it has been burning near Jüterbog for days. Old ammunition in the ground makes it difficult for the emergency services to extinguish the fire. According to Jung, the latest forecasts also assume that July will be too dry. For the summer, weather models predict record-breaking temperatures. (kas)