Up to 27 degrees in Germany this weekend amid record-breaking mild October

Up to 27 degrees in Germany this weekend amid record-breaking mild October

The weather in Germany has been unseasonably mild for the last few days, and despite November being just around the corner, this weekend will see summer-like temperatures of up to 27 degrees celsius in some parts of the country - making this the warmest October we’ve seen in nearly 150 years. 

Saharan air bringing unseasonably warm weather to Germany

Autumn may have arrived in Germany, but the weather clearly hasn’t got the memo. A bank of very mild air is currently flowing over the country, bringing unusually high temperatures. Halloween is coming up, but according to the German Weather Service (DWD), the kids are more likely to be trick-or-treating in their T-shirts than their coats and woolly hats, with highs of between 20 and 27 degrees predicted. 

“In the coming days, the high “Zacharias” provides for golden October weather with unusually mild temperatures and lots of sunshine,” Tanja Sauter from DWD said. The warm air coming from the Sahara via Spain and France will bring high temperatures and a smattering of Saharan sand - meaning more sepia skies could be on the cards. 

The weather will be warm already on Thursday, with highs of between 16 and 22 degrees forecast across the whole country, and highs of up to 25 degrees expected in the southwestern federal states. Into Friday and over the weekend, the temperature will soar, especially in the southern half of the country, with up to 27 degrees forecast in the foothills of the Alps, and highs between 19 and 24 degrees elsewhere. 

On Monday and Tuesday, which are public holidays in some federal states, the temperature will gradually fall, with highs of between 15 and 24 degrees expected on Monday and 14 to 21 degrees on Tuesday. 

October 2022 on track to be warmest ever seen in Germany

According to, October 2022 is on track to be the warmest October seen in Germany since 1881 - if the predicted temperatures for this weekend do materialise, they will push the average temperature for the month above the current record of 12,5 degrees, which was set in 2001. 

While the unusually warm weather is good news for the country’s plan to save energy, meaning people won’t be heating their homes as much as usual and so saving money on their utility bills, it does raise concerns about the impact of climate change. 



Abi Carter

Managing Editor at IamExpat Media. Abi studied German and History at the University of Manchester and has since lived in Berlin, Hamburg and Utrecht, working since 2017 as a writer,...

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