Polar air from the Arctic has spread into Germany. “And there is currently nothing to indicate that this will change so quickly,” said Felix Dietzsch from the German Weather Service (DWD) on Friday. This weekend, the DWD expects mainly showery weather. Short thunderstorms with sleet are also possible. Only in the east does the sun shine briefly through the cloud cover. It was said from Offenbach that not much would change in the current weather until the middle or even the end of next week.

On Friday the snowfall limit was 800 meters, and by night it was expected to drop to just under 400 meters. In some low mountain ranges it will probably be white again, said DWD meteorologist Dietzsch. “From Monday night at the latest, people will have to talk about the frost everywhere,” he said. The temperatures drop to around zero degrees, but often things go even further downhill. Near the ground it cools down to minus eight degrees in places.

“So anyone who has already moved their garden plants outdoors should make sure that they don’t fall off the shelf in the next few days,” said the meteorologist. “It remains unstable with only moderate temperatures during the day with temperatures at most just under double digits and cold nights sometimes reaching frost.

The maps below show the current weather events, current severe weather warnings from the DWD can be found here.

The map below shows the current types of precipitation in different colors. Lightning ice, sleet, hail, rain, snow and sleet are shown. In regions with sleet it can become dangerously slippery.

The map is provided by the wetter.de portal, which, like stern, belongs to RTL Deutschland.

The interactive map below shows where precipitation is currently falling. You can also view the forecast for a later date using the timeline at the bottom of the graphic. At the top right, the level displayed can also be changed to, for example, temperature or wind.

The service is provided by Windy.com. The makers use the model from the “European Center for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts” for their representations and forecasts.

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