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Golden October: Germany enjoys sunshine and warmth

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Golden October: Germany enjoys sunshine and warmth
It was a beautiful Monday morning in Baden-Württemberg. Photo: DPA
09:22 CEST+02:00
After a sunny and unseasonably warm weekend, we look at what we can expect from the weather in Germany this week.

Golden leaves, fresh air and sunshine: autumn is a beautiful season in Germany. And this weekend was no different: there were unseasonably warm temperatures of up to 27C in some parts of the country. 

It's down to a high front from southern Europe which is helping to keep temperatures high, particularly in the south and east of Germany.

In Bavaria, it reached 27C, while it was also warm in neighbouring Baden-Württemberg. In the east, many Berliners and Brandenburgers enjoyed the temperatures of around 23C for walks in parks or along the numerous lakes. Some even braved the cooler water temperatures and went for a dip.

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A woman swims in Baden-Württemberg on Monday morning. Photo: DPA

However, in the north and north west it's been a different story. The temperatures have not been so high there, there's been more rain – and even some storms.

And this sets the tone for the coming days. A low front moving in will bring dense clouds and rain. So make the most of the good weather if it's nice where you are.

The German Weather Service (DWD) said that from Wednesday the weather will become more unpredictable, “but it will remain mild,” DWD meteorologist Julia Fruntke said.

On Monday, temperatures in the south are forecast to rise to a warm late summer temperature of 20 to 26C. In the north the mercury reaches 14 to 19C, so it’s noticeably milder there. Occasional showers are also expected. 

The DWD tweeted a picture of the scene from their office in Offenbach on Monday, saying there were expected to be highs of 24C.

Clouds and more frequent rainfall is expected on Tuesday in the southwest and west, however in the east it should remain dry. The maximum temperatures will reach between 17 to 24C.

On Wednesday, maximum temperatures will be up to 19C and it’s looking like it will be cloudy across the country although perhaps slightly better in western regions.

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