"Mini heatwave" before Easter: Sun and up to 26 degrees this week in Germany

"Mini heatwave" before Easter: Sun and up to 26 degrees this week in Germany

All hail the arrival of spring! It’s going to get unseasonably warm in Germany this week, with sunny skies and temperatures of up to 26 degrees expected in the run-up to the Easter holidays. But before you start stocking up on suncream, be warned: temperatures will dip dramatically by the end of the week. 

Mini heatwave to hit Germany in run-up to Easter

With everybody looking forward to the long weekend at the end of this week, it seems exceptionally cruel that the so-called “mini heatwave” is arriving just a few days too early. Temperatures of up to 26 degrees can be expected in Germany in the early part of this week, but by the Easter weekend the thermometer looks set to dip dramatically. 

On Tuesday, the maximum temperature will rise to somewhere between 20 and 25 degrees Celsius across the whole of Germany, according to the German Weather Service (DWD). Berlin and Frankfurt can look forward to temperatures of up to 22 degrees, and Munich and Hamburg 21 degrees. Things are going to get particularly balmy in Cologne, where up to 24 degrees is forecast. It will be cooler in the northern coastal regions, between 13 and 19 degrees. 

After a cool night with the risk of frost in some areas, Wednesday is shaping up to be another beautiful sunny day, cloudless and dry with temperatures between 21 and 26 degrees everywhere except coastal regions. 

Weather much cooler over Easter weekend

The warm weather will continue into Thursday, when highs between 22 and 26 degrees are expected, before dipping rapidly on Friday. It looks set to become much chillier in most parts of the country over the Easter weekend, with a mixture of sun, rain and clouds forecast through until Tuesday. On Friday it will be around 11 degrees in Hamburg, 12 degrees in Berlin, 15 degrees in Cologne and 18 degrees in Munich.  

So, enjoy the sunny weather while you can, as unfortunately it seems like you’ll be conducting your Easter egg hunts in the drizzle this weekend. 



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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