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Extreme weather: thunderstorm is followed by mega-heat

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The temperatures are still high at the end of the week. Storms and heavy rain must be expected in the south.

© Marcel Kusch (dpa)


"During the weekend, most regions are in the best mood for the trip," said a meteorologist from the German Meteorological Service (DWD) on Thursday in Offenbach. High Ulla brings much sun and just harmless cumulative clouds. At the beginning of the week, hot air from Sahara causes an extraordinary heat wave.

Cars are driving on Wednesday night in A7 near Bockenema.

© Bernd März (dpa)


On Friday, the sun and the clouds alternate in the middle and north of Germany, otherwise it is mostly clear. Between the Schwarzwalde and the Alps, as well as the eastern lowlands, rains and thunderstorms with heavy rainfall are possible. In the North Sea and in the mountains the temperature rises to a maximum of 21 degrees. In other parts of the country it can be up to 27 degrees.

Sunbathing in Oberallgäu. In Bavaria, the weekend is wet.

© Karl Josef Hildenbrand (dpa)


On Saturday, the temperature rises again to a maximum of 27 degrees. While in the north mostly remains dry, and in the middle of Germany, in the south are formed cumulus. There may be showers and thunder storms, it is possible to have local heavy weather with heavy rain for several hours. On Sunday the sun shines in many places and usually remains dry. The thermometer shows a maximum of 29 degrees, near the Rhine also 31 degrees. Single storms can only appear in the southern mountains.

Tourists visit the dock in Binz on the island of Rügen. In the summer resort temperature drops below 20 degrees during the weekend; The next week will be warm.

© Stefan Sauer (dpa)


From Monday, the thermometer would have to dump the 30-degree mark regularly, DWD says. By mid-week in the southwestern half of Germany, values ​​up to 38 degrees are achieved. The cause of the meteorolosis is hot Saharaluft along with the powerful June sun.

The miniature mill square at Gieselwerder in Hessen was sunk with muddy water. On Wednesday evening, heavy rain fell in southern Lower Saxony and Hesse.

© Bernd März (dpa)


On Wednesday, heavy weather conditions caused damage to some parts of the country and caused traffic disruption. In some areas, especially in Lower Saxony and Hessen, it dropped to 40 liters of rain per square meter per hour. Storm rushes were measured at about 100 kilometers per hour.

The boy is refreshed in the fountain at Karl-Marx-Alle in Berlin. In the upcoming week, things will again become very hot in the capital.

© Wolfgang Kumm (dpa)


"In the storm area there were local plumes and thunder storms," ​​said Robert Hausen, a meteorologist at the early Thursday morning. In the area of ​​Kassel were burial basements, the trees were depleted and the streets were covered with mud. In southern Hesse, a number of cars and branches have been destroyed.