At the beginning of spring it will be mild in Germany, but not sunny everywhere. According to the forecast of the German Weather Service (DWD), it will often be cloudy to overcast in the north and north-west – especially from the afternoon it can rain in some areas.

Initially, there could also be some rain in the Alps and in the foothills of the Alps, according to the meteorologists from Offenbach. It will be the sunniest in the southwest of Germany – there at 13 to 16 degrees. Otherwise, the DWD expects temperatures of 10 to 14 degrees, slightly below at the sea.

In the new week, Germany is expecting spring-like temperatures, Markus Bösel from the DWD weather forecast center had predicted on Sunday. “But mild doesn’t necessarily mean friendly and dry. Weather fronts with rain repeatedly pass over us, during the day it mostly affects the north and north-west halves, at night it also rains in the east and south at times,” explained Böse.

In Germany and in the entire northern hemisphere, the astronomical – or calendar – spring begins this year in the late evening of March 20th. Shortly before 10:30 p.m. CET on this Monday, the sun is exactly vertical over the equator for a moment and from then on moves north.

Meteorologically, spring had already begun on March 1st. For statistical reasons, meteorologists calculate their dates in whole months.