Germany: Weekend thunderstorms to usher in cooler air
By Eric Leister, AccuWeather senior meteorologist
June 15, 2018, 1:28:00 PM EDT
Temperatures will continue to rise across Germany into Saturday but will quickly get trimmed as thunderstorms sweep through this weekend.
Highs on Saturday will range from 22-28 C (72-82 F) with the highest temperatures expected around Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Nuremberg and Berlin
Normal high temperatures in the middle of June range from 20-22 C (68-72 F) across Germany.
Thunderstorms will develop across parts of western and north-central Germany Saturday afternoon, bringing some relief from the heat; however, there will also be the risk for slower travel and localized downpours causing flash flooding.
A stray shower or thunderstorm rumbling around Berlin cannot be ruled out, but most of the day will be dry.
Not every location will turn stormy on Saturday, but any thunderstorm can quickly develop and ruin outdoor plans.
"If you are outdoors and hear thunder, go indoors immediately," said AccuWeather Meteorologist Tyler Roys.
If you hear thunder, you are at risk for a lightning strike at your location.
As the storm system moves across Germany on Sunday, showers and thunderstorms will focus on eastern and southern parts of the country. Showers may also linger for a time around Hamburg.
Cooler air will rush into western and central parts of the country, while warmth lingers in the east.
High temperatures will range from 19-22 C (66-72 F) in northwestern and central areas to 22-27 C (72-80 F) in the south and east.
Temperatures will get trimmed back to more seasonable levels across eastern Germany for Monday.
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