Also on Wednesday: weather service warns of increased UV intensity
Wednesday, 11.15 a.m .: The German Weather Service warns of increased UV intensity (purple) on Wednesday. The wide western half of Germany is affected. The warning applies to the western edge of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and to the middle of Saxony-Anhalt. Exceptions to this are Berlin, Brandenburg, Saxony and eastern counties in Bavaria.
According to the DWD, protective measures should be taken when staying outdoors in the affected regions. You should avoid long stays in the sun between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Even in the shade, a sun-tight shirt, long trousers, sunscreen (SPF 15+), sunglasses and a wide-brimmed hat are part of the sun-friendly behavior.
Increased UV intensity in large parts of Germany
Tuesday, June 23, 12 p.m .: The German Weather Service (DWD) warns of UV intensity in many parts of Germany. Excluded from this warning are Berlin, Brandenburg (there is an increased UV warning in the Elbe-Elster district), Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, northeastern districts of Schleswig-Holstein and southern districts in Bavaria.
Weather in Germany: heat wave is coming – where rain and thunderstorms still threaten
1:51 pm: After an unstable summer start in many places, Germany is now facing summer days as if from a picture book. According to the German Weather Service (DWD), the reason for this is Atlantic low pressure systems, which will bring warm air masses from the subtropics to us in the coming days Brand, “said a DWD meteorologist on Monday in Offenbach. On Thursday, the thermometer can even show 32 degrees locally in the west and southwest. The sun shines almost everywhere in the country.
Only in the far east and southeast there are dense clouds that can bring individual showers and short thunderstorms. How long the summer weather lasts over Germany is not yet entirely certain. By the weekend, low air pressure is already causing strong thunderstorms, especially in the southwest of the country – as a result of which the temperatures will drop somewhat.
Clouds and mostly dry
Monday, June 22, 2020, 9.44 a.m .: Today it is often very cloudy from the Siegerland to the Harz Mountains, with little rain. Many clouds in the south and southeast, local showers in the afternoon. The rest of the country is cloudy and dry. In the west and northwest, there is also a lot of sun in certain areas. Maximum temperatures reach between 20 and 26 degrees. Weak, moderate in the northeast, north to northwest winds.
On the night of Tuesday it is mostly cloudy. Thicker clouds appear on the Bavarian Alps, and showers gradually decrease. Occasionally, flat fog fields arise. Lows 14 to 6 degrees, in the Eifel to 4 degrees.
On Tuesday it is cloudy or very cloudy at the border with Poland, but it is dry. Some dense cumulus clouds also in the south during the day. Otherwise a lot of sun with only a few clouds. The maximum values reach 21 to 26 degrees in the east and north, otherwise 24 to 29 degrees. Mostly weak, in the east also moderate wind from the north.
Sunday changeable – summer comes from Tuesday
Sunday, June 21, 12.44 p.m .: While Sunday with clouds and occasional showers still looks a little summery, it gets warmer and friendlier in Germany afterwards. On Tuesday, the temperatures even hit the 30-degree mark. The weather then “set the course for summer,” said the German Weather Service (DWD) in Offenbach on Saturday.
But first a cautious beginning of summer is expected: According to the DWD, there are a lot of clouds in Western Pomerania, along the Oder and Neisse, and in southern Bavaria, sometimes it is raining. Even in the west and northwest, the sky closes after a sunny start of the day, but it remains dry. To the north of the low mountain range, the sun shows up longer. The temperatures rise up to 26 degrees with weak winds from the west.
After a lot of clouds and little rain at night, Monday starts mostly cloudy, as the DWD announced. Accordingly, there are occasional showers in the south and even strong thunderstorms in the northeast. Otherwise it stays dry at maximum temperatures of up to 26 degrees. On the night of Tuesday it cools down to 6 degrees, mostly with little cloud or clear sky. In the south there is local fog.
On Tuesday, according to the DWD forecast, the weather will be more summery with little clouds and lots of sun. The temperatures climb up to 29 degrees in the west and southwest. According to the DWD, it gets a bit cooler on the sea and in the mountains and at times very cloudy in the far east, but here, too, it mostly stays dry.
Heavy thunderstorms in Bavaria – here the DWD warns
17:56: Some heavy thunderstorms sweep across Germany in the evening too. This is especially true for Bavaria. The German Weather Service (DWD) has issued several warnings here. The following counties are affected:
- District of Forchheim
- Erlangen-Höchstadt district
- Nürnberger Land district
- Roth district
- District and city of Fürth
- District and city of Regensburg
- District of Kelheim
- Straubing-Bogen district and Straubing city
- District and city of Landshut
- District of Dingolfing-Landau
- Rottal-Inn district
- District and city of Passau
Thunderstorms and heavy rain: severe weather warnings in many counties
1:52 pm: The German Weather Service (DWD) is already warning of severe weather in many districts. This particularly affects the south of the Federal Republic. Level 2 strong thunderstorm warnings (orange) currently apply in the following regions:
- Bavaria: southwest
- Baden-Württemberg: Schwäbisch Hall district
- Rhineland-Palatinate: Bad Kreuznach district, Mainz-Bingen and Mainz city, Bad Dürkheim, Rhein-Pfalz district and Ludwigshafen city, Worms city
- Hesse: Rheingau-Taunus-Kreis, Wetteraukreis, Main-Kinzig-Kreis and city of Hanau
The DWD also warns of heavy rain. This applies to the entire east of Baden-Württemberg.
Saturday weather: There is constant rain and severe weather
Saturday, June 20th, 11.06am: Meteorologists expect a cloudy mixture of clouds, showers, thunderstorms and some sun at the weekend. Especially in the southern half of the Federal Republic there can be single strong thunderstorms and storms on Saturday. Continuous rain threatens in the north.
“From Tuesday the midsummer will come to Germany thanks to a high that feels good about us,” said the German Weather Service in Offenbach on Friday. When there is a lot of sunshine, maximum temperatures of 25 to 32 degrees are reached. On Wednesday and Thursday, the DWD could even break the 35-degree mark for the first time this year. Only in the coastal and mountain regions it stays a bit cooler.