Share this article:
A spell of unseasonable warmth in Germany will be replaced by arctic cold through Sunday as the “Beast from the East” returns.
Many locations, including Berlin, Munich and Frankfurt, recorded their highest temperatures since October during the recent mild spell with temperatures near or above 15 C (59 F).
However, cold conditions will continue as arctic air will make it feel more like the middle of winter.
High pressure sitting over Scandinavia will pull very cold air from Siberia westward across Europe in an event coined the “Beast from the East.”
A similar event occurred at the end of February and early March this year and caused temperatures 5-10 degrees Celsius (9-18 degrees Fahrenheit) below normal for five to seven days.
This cold outbreak is expected to be short-lived, as the core of the cold air will only be over Germany during the weekend before shifting south and west early next week. This will allow temperatures to climb back to normal by Tuesday.
Despite the shorter duration, the upcoming arctic blast will again send temperatures well below normal with daytime highs 7-10 C (12-18 F) below normal.
Most of the country will have high temperatures of minus 3 to 2 C (27 to 36 F) on Sunday.
Disruptive snowfall is expected as the arctic blast settles in.
While central and northern areas dry out on Sunday, southern Germany will have its turn with wintry weather.
Areas from Baden-Wurttemberg through southern Bavaria can expect 2-8 cm (1-3 inches) of snow creating slippery spots and slow travel.
Snow can bring a fresh coating to areas as far north as Frankfurt and Nuremberg on Sunday.
Drier weather will prevail across the entire country on Monday as the chill begins to ease.
Comments that don't add to the conversation may be automatically or manually removed by Facebook or AccuWeather. Profanity, personal attacks, and spam will not be tolerated.
The North America monsoon, which has brought localized but dangerous flash flooding to parts of the southwestern United States over the past week, will finally ease back into the upcoming weekend.
Twelve people were injured when a flying lava bomb punctured the roof of a lava tour boat, causing a large hole in the vessel.
While Trump and Putin met for a summit in Helsinki, Finland, on Monday morning, a message about climate change was hung from a church by an environmental activist group.
En promedio, 37 niños mueren anualmente al ser olvidados dentro de un auto.
The tournament is being held in eastern Scotland, a region which has a history of extreme weather that can create chaos for golfers and spectators.
Following a push of dry air during the middle part of this week, a humid and rather wet weather pattern is forecast to evolve over the eastern third of the nation during the latter part of July.
The ongoing Kilauea volcano eruptions in Hawaii have led to the formation of a tiny, new piece of land made of lava, which was initially considered to be an island.
An organizing tropical threat will heighten the risk for flooding from the Philippines to Vietnam and Laos into midweek.