Heavy frost and snow possible in Germany over Christmas

Cold air masses from Eastern Europe could bring double-digit sub-zero temperatures and snow for Christmas.

Temperatures down to -20 degrees Celsius

Temperatures of up to -20 degrees Celsius and snowfall in much of Germany: according to meteorologist Dominik Jung of the weather portal wetter.net, this is a possible weather scenario for Christmas. “An exceptionally large amount of cold air is accumulating in eastern Europe” – Jung announced on Wednesday.

It could bring temperatures “down to around -10 degrees Celsius during the day and below -20 degrees Celsius or even -25 degrees Celsius at night.” Some weather models are predicting this cold front to reach Germany directly over Christmas.

All depends on the high pressure system

According to one of these calculations, “almost everyone would enjoy snow,” – Jung continued. Whether it will indeed be a white Christmas with frigid temperatures depends on the “Yascha” high pressure system that is currently over Europe. “If it shifts towards the UK, it could open the way for this powerful cold from the east, but if it stays the same, not much will happen or the cold will be rather moderate,” – explains the meteorologist.

At the moment, there is no indication of this. On the contrary: after a brief snowfall last week, the Northeast is currently dominated by relatively mild temperatures of 6 to 9 degrees Celsius. “December is currently almost 1 degree warmer than the long-term climate average,” – Jung says and predicts a change in the weather: “Next week around Christmas it will be much colder than it is now.” However, it is still unclear how much snow to expect and how much the temperatures will drop.

source: wetter.net

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