Offenbach (dpa) - High "Detlef" makes Germany sweat - and an end is not in sight for the time being: In a lot of sunshine, the temperatures on Sunday should again climb well above the 30-degree mark.
In western Germany, up to 38 degrees are possible, as the German Weather Service (DWD) announced on Sunday in Offenbach. On Saturday, the maximum temperature in Germany was measured at 38.2 degrees at the Trier-Petrisberg weather station.
From midday until evening, meteorologists expect a widespread, sometimes even extreme, heat load on Sunday. The temperatures are usually between 32 and 36 degrees. Only on the coasts it should be cooler with a little wind and on the Alps. In the east and in the middle of Germany, individual heat thunderstorms can form, especially over the mountains.
Due to the dry weather, the risk of forest fires is high. In many places, the fourth of five danger levels applies on Sunday. In parts of Hesse, Lower Saxony, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Berlin and Brandenburg as well as Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt, according to the DWD, even the highest danger level is reached.
The end of the summer heat is hardly in sight. It's also hot at the start of the week. There are only a few heat thunderstorms. On Monday and Tuesday, meteorologists again expect maximum values between 30 to 38 degrees. Only on Thursday the weather should become more volatile with more showers and thunderstorms.
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