Status: 25/09/2023, 16:32 p.m.
By: Michelle Brey
Autumn is not in sight in Germany for the time being. Instead, it remains warm in late summer. Responsible is a high named Rosi.
Munich – Sunshine and summer temperatures dominate the weather in Germany. And it should stay that way for quite a while. Late summer really turns up the heat again. The weather forecast also makes Oktoberfest fans' hearts beat faster. However, both the German Weather Service (DWD) and meteorologist Dominik Jung from the weather service Q.met agree: The weather situation is unusual for late September and early October.
Heat wave of "historic proportions" - weather in Germany remains summery
"It is a heat wave of historic proportions that has had Europe and Germany firmly in its grip for days and will continue to do so," Jung told the weather portal wetter.net. It is "a continuing permanent heat wave that is second to none". "Highs around 25 degrees", up to 28 degrees in southwestern Germany and "on the Upper Rhine even almost 30 degrees", according to the forecast of weather expert Jung. It would only remain cooler on the coasts.
The DWD's temperature outlook paints a similar picture. For example, on Tuesday (26 September) it was "warmer than average for the time of year with highs of 20 to 27 degrees". The summer clothes can therefore be left hanging in the closet for a while with a clear conscience and can only be exchanged with autumn clothes later in the year. Cool temperatures are not in sight for the time being. Lows in the single-digit range can only be expected at night. Precipitation is also expected to remain in short supply for the time being.
- Monday, September 25, 2023: 18 and 24 degrees.
- Tuesday, September 26, 2023: 20 to 27 degrees.
- Wednesday, September 27, 2023: between 20 degrees at the North Sea and 27 degrees at Lusatia and the Upper Rhine.
- Thursday, 28 September 2023: Between 20 degrees at the North Sea and the Eifel, up to 28 degrees at Lusatia and southern Bavaria.
- Friday, 29 September 2023: Between 19 degrees at the North Sea, up to 27 degrees at Lusatia and in the south of Germany.
- Saturday, 30 September 2023: Between 19 degrees at the North Sea and 25 degrees in the southwest.
- Sunday, October 1, 2023: 20 degrees in the north, between 21 and 26 degrees in the rest of Germany.
- Source: DWD
Weather in Germany: Autumn not in sight - September record-breaking warm
According to the DWD, a high from Eastern Europe is responsible for the heat wave, under whose influence warm air flows to Germany from the south and southeast. Jung cites the Indian summer high "Rosi" as the reason for this. With an average of over 18.0 degrees, it is "so far the warmest September since weather records began," he explained in the video, showing the data since 1881.
The temperatures that were forecast for the last week of September are likely to remain so for the time being. In any case, autumn is "far and wide not in sight". Elsewhere, however, the weather held snow in addition to late summer warmth. In Austria, there was the first onset of winter. (mbr)