Weather service predicts snow in Germany – also in the north of the country

Unfortunately for now we can say goodbye to the spring weather. The change of weather in Germany may even be accompanied by snow – not only in the mountains, but also on the coast in the north of the country.

The end of spring for now

In the coming days will be very unpleasant. Ni¿ “Helmka” and “Ilona” over the northwestern part of Russia provide a flow of cold air from the polar regions towards Germany. The result: snowfall in much of Germany.

The German Weather Service (DWD for short) forecasts snow showers in Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein. Already on Tuesday night into Wednesday, temperatures will fall below zero. The first snowfall is expected during the day, with the current heading northeast on Thursday and bringing even colder air.

Snow in the north, especially near the coast

“A large amount of precipitation is to be expected,” – DWD meteorologist Alexandra Pietsch announced. “Snow, rain with snow or fleeting snow flurries are to be expected.

Freezing weather is predicted, especially around the coast. “Snowfall may also occur in all other regions,” – Alexandra Pietsch adds. “But if they occur it will be in a very isolated form, meaning that the sun will already be shining in the neighboring city.”

Bavaria: Snowfall also in the lowlands

However, the snow in the north of the country is unlikely to last – unlike in other regions of Germany. In Bavaria, the level above which 50% of precipitation occurs as snow will fall to 400-600 meters on Friday evening, and as low as 200 meters over the weekend. Snow can be expected even over the Main or over the Danube in Passau, said another DWD meteorologist on Tuesday.

If snow falls in the morning, it may even linger for a while. However, a more permanent snow cover in the lowlands is unlikely.

Besides, snow in Germany is mainly expected at higher altitudes. For example, in North Rhine-Westphalia in the upland region of Sauerland.


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