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Snow to follow record deep freeze

Germany shivered through record low temperatures of -29 degrees Celsius overnight, but the German Weather Service has forecast an even deeper freeze ahead of snow showers midweek.

Snow to follow record deep freeze
Photo: DPA

The Baltic Sea island of Usedom dropped to an icy -29.1 degrees in the early hours of Monday, marking a record low for Germany this year.

But other regions weren’t far behind. Ueckermünde in the northeastern state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania hit -28.7 degrees, the Saxon town Deutschneudorf dropped to -28.2 and Oberstdorf in Bavaria’s Oberallgäu recorded -28.1.

Berlin and the surrounding state of Brandenburg froze through the coldest night in 25 years, with temperatures far below -20.

The warmest part of the country remained the Lower Rhine region, where Duisburg recorded a low of -7.8 degrees.

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The DWD warned the worst of the brutal cold gripping the country was not yet over.

“Tuesday will be even frostier,” said DWD meteorologist Christoph Hartmann.

With daytime highs expected to range between -12 to -7, only the northwest of the country is expected to remain snow-free on Tuesday.

Wednesday will be “warmer” but still far below zero.

The Local/DAPD/DPA/mry

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South and east Germany to be struck by heavy rain and storms on Friday

The German Weather Service (DWD) warned on Friday of heavy and continuous rain in the southeast of the country.

South and east Germany to be struck by heavy rain and storms on Friday

On the border to Austria there is a chance that “extremely heavy, continuous rain” will fall on Saturday morning, the meteorologists predicted.

In the northeast of Germany, isolated, heavy thunderstorms are possible. The warnings come after fierce storms hit the Mediterranean and Austria on Friday, causing several deaths.

The German Weather Service (DWD) has issued an extreme weather warning for the south of Bavaria and parts of Baden-Württemberg. On the edge of the Alps, a severe weather warning is in effect until Saturday morning for deluges of up to 140 liters per square metre.

In other parts of Bavaria and the southwest of Baden-Württemberg, 50 to 80 litres per square metre of rain are possible, according to DWD.

The rainfall could lead to the flooding of cellars and streets, high water in streams and rivers, as well as landslides. Residents of the affected regions have been advised to close their windows and doors.

After weeks of drought and severe forest fires, DWD also predicted heavy thunderstorms with heavy rain in the east and northeast for Friday.

Isolated hailstorms and strong gusts of wind could also occur. In the evening, more showers and thunderstorms are expected to move in from the west and northwest.

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