Summer comes to a dreary end with heavy rain and storms forecast
Those still holding out hope for an “Indian summer” in Germany should prepare for disappointment. With the meteorological end of summer on the horizon next week, some distinctly autumnal weather is on its way to the federal republic.
Sunny weather gives way to heavy rain in Germany
We’ve been blessed with a few sunny days this week, but - alas - it’s not meant to last. According to the German Weather Service (DWD) the friendly weather front nicknamed “Gaya” has weakened. Its shoes will be filled by a cold front called “Nick”, which has already reached northern Germany and is making its way south.
As the DWD explains, the meeting of these two fronts creates a moist, unstable weather system - which is as unpleasant as it sounds. Expect lots of showers and isolated thunderstorms as we head into Friday, and dipping temperatures far cooler than usual for this time of year. The thermometer will barely exceed the 20-degree mark and at night it will be quite fresh with temperatures as low as 10 degrees.
Autumn arrives next week with wet weather
Heading into the weekend, the cool and humid air mass will continue to make itself known across the whole of Germany, so expect unstable weather, recurring showers and even thunderstorms.
The bad news is that, with “Nick” decreasing the likelihood of wind, the showers will not move on as quickly as we might like. That means that in the coming days some regions are likely to see lots of continuous rainfall, up to 20 litres per square metre each hour.
This autumnal weather will continue into the coming week, with plenty of heavy precipitation, up to 50 to 80 litres per square metre in some areas. The volatility of the weather front makes it hard to predict exactly which areas will be hardest-hit, according to DWD, but one thing is certain: it’s going to be a wet weekend.