The weather in Germany in August 2016 - Deutscher Wetterdienst

The weather in Germany in August 2016 - Deutscher Wetterdienst

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21 September 2016

In the first three weeks of August, the extreme south of Germany was often affected by sultry air from the Mediterranean region. This weather pattern caused thunderstorms on some days and also extensive areas of rain. Low pressure over Scandinavia brought mainly changeable and relatively cool weather to the north. However, the troughs rarely reached central Germany where the weather was often dominated by a ridge of high pressure from the Azores, bringing dry air, warm days and occasionally fresh nights. At the end of the month of August, the whole of the country was under the influence of the high pressure system 'Gerd', which brought plenty of sunshine and, in some cases, unusually high temperatures. Overall, this made August very warm, much too dry and very sunny, as the initial analysis by the Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD) of data from its around 2,000 weather stations shows.

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