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Passer-by under her umbrella in Frankfurt am Main – rain is forecast for the coming days in Germany

Photo: Boris Roessler / dpa

The unexpected white winter is over in Germany for the time being. When visiting Christmas markets, people can expect a lot of rain in the coming days. There is also a warning of flooding. Low-pressure systems bring very mild and humid air to Germany, as the German Weather Service (DWD) announced on Saturday in Offenbach. Especially in the west and south, the southerly wind could freshen up significantly.

  • The current report of the weather service can be found here: Forecast for Germany

Weather: Flooding threatens in the south

"Some of the rivers in southern Germany already have high water levels, and rain and condensation can lead to more widespread flooding and flooding," said meteorologist Jacqueline Kernn. "Since the soils are saturated with water, landslides or landslides can also occur in the mountains." The state offices in Hesse, Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria already warned on Saturday of flooding and flooding in individual areas.

Sunday will start cloudy to overcast with intermittent rain. According to the DWD, the maximum values are between five degrees in Western Pomerania and twelve degrees in the southern Upper Rhine. Also on Monday, the sky will remain overcast with temperatures between 5 and 14 degrees. In the south, there may be persistent rain and a strong thaw with a risk of flooding.

So winter is taking a break for the time being. "Instead of scarves and hats, rubber boots and Friesian mink are back in fashion," said Kernn. Particular caution should be exercised on rivers and streams in the south of the country.

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