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Germany: Hot Summer Weekend Ahead

There is good and bad news about the weather in Germany. Let’s start with the bad news: This spring really sucks. Now to the good news: On Sunday, we will be lying on our balconies in bikinis.

Berlin, May 7th, 2021 (The Berlin Spectator) — In the past decades, Germany has hardly ever had springs as cold, windy and wet as this one. Global warming and other factors made spring and summer a lot dryer and hotter than those seasons had been a few decades ago. This spring obviously is an exception. People are having trouble holding their hairpieces and sombreros on their heads with all those storms that hit the country. The reward for taking nice bicycle rides outdoors was being soaked like a sponge.

Snow, Sleet and Hail

By the way: Since when are people supposed to wear winter jackets in May? This is not Murmansk, but Berlin. Snow, sleet and hail in spring? Get lost. Because of Corona, quality time outdoors has become a lot more important to people. But, what do we do? We go back inside because the weather is crappy. This has to end. The good news is that it will.

In some regions within Germany, improvement will be felt as soon as tomorrow, on Saturday. In Berlin, the rain is supposed to end, while the clouds will stay. Cologne will be rainy, but Stuttgart and Munich will see the star of our solar system as well, as it fights is way through the clouds. Considering it is May, it will still be rather cool on Saturday, forecasters say. The temperatures will hit 13 to 18 degrees Centigrade (55 to 64 degrees Fahrenheit).

Sudden Summer

Are you ready for the good news? On Sunday, we are in for a sudden summer. Forget those umbrellas, woolen sweaters and all the hot tea people have been pouring down their throats since fall. It will supposedly be hot as hell. Throughout the Federal Republic of Germany, we can expect 24 to 26 degrees C (75 to 79 degrees F). Get those flippers ready, along with your inflatable sharks. Sunday will be the warmest day this year, so far.

Monday will be mixed. In Germany’s west, including in Cologne, the rain will be back. Others parts of the country can expect one more nice spring day at up to 25 degrees C (75 degrees F) with a lot of sunshine. Sounds good, right?

Drowned in Rain

Warning: In case you do not feel like reading about more bad news, close this article now. On Tuesday, things will turn south yet again. At temperatures between 14 and 21 degrees Centigrade (57 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit), we will be drowned in more rain. It will probably last for decades, or centuries, until the end of time.

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