Summer Preview: Scorching Heat to Hit Germany

On Saturday, June 18th, 2022, three days before the summer officially commences, Germany will experience its hottest day of the year so far. This is what weather forecasters are promising. Let’s iron those Hawaii shirts and lotion each other with thick layers of sunscreen.

Berlin, June 14th, 2022 (The Berlin Spectator) — The star in the middle of our solar system is a ball of rather hot plasma. A good portion of its heat will be felt in the Federal Republic of Germany this week. But its distribution will not be fair.

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Hot Capital

Berlin will need some patience. Rain was supposed to pour down from the sky on Tuesday morning. Once it dries up, the improvement will come in portions. After some cloudy days, things were going to light up on Friday. This is when meteorologists expect a blue sky to appear above the city of cities, with a maximum temperature of around 25 degrees Centigrade (77 degrees Fahrenheit). Not bad for a start, right?

By Saturday, the 3.8 million Berliners and their visitors will need the A/Cs most of them do not have. They will require those bikinis and all the sun lotion they can find. And they better pour a lot of Apfelschorle down their throats. That is because the Sun will be exaggerating a little, by heating up the capital to 32 degrees C (89.6 degrees F). Will Berlin feel like Riyadh? You bet.

Very Different

Further northwest, in Hamburg, things will not be quite as bad. Here, the forecast is similar to the one Berlin just got, except the beautiful port city should expect less heat. Weather forecasters say temperatures up there will be lower by 5 degrees C (or by 9 degrees F). C’est la vie.

But some 500 kilometers (311 miles) further south, in Frankfurt am Main, the situation is very different. This is where the heatwave is expected to commence as soon as tomorrow, on Wednesday, June 15th, 2022. At 30 degrees C (86 degrees F), Frankfurt will feel like a damned toaster. On Saturday, things will get far worse, when the thermometer is supposed to show 36 degrees C (97 degrees F).

More Moderate

There will not be a hotter city in Germany than Frankfurt, maybe except for Freiburg, where the heatwave will hit ahead of time. Today, on Tuesday, it is expected to warm up the air to 29 degrees C (84 degrees F). Munich and Dresden can prepare for a nice and sunny week too, but the heat should be more moderate than in Frankfurt.

On Sunday, the short summer preview will likely be over in most of Germany. This is when medium to heavy rain is supposed to spoil the rest of the weekend.

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