The weather in Germany in summer 2018 - Deutscher Wetterdienst

The weather in Germany in summer 2018 - Deutscher Wetterdienst

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12 September 2018

It was almost like being on the Mediterranean, when this year heat, lack of rainfall and plenty of sun created conditions in Germany that equalled holiday des-tinations in southern Europe. June started with sultry air, bringing severe thunderstorms to some places. Around the middle of the month, however, high pressure systems over north-western Europe brought dry weather and generally pleasant temperatures. From the end of July, the high pressure moved eastwards, allowing the hot air over southern Europe to spread to Germa-ny almost until the end of August. Continuous sunshine and extremely high temperatures with a lack of rainfall caused catastrophic drought in many areas, particularly in central, northern and eastern Germany, and established many regional records. This is what the initial analysis by the Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD) of data from its around 2,000 weather stations shows.

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