Cottbus reaches for the record
Was it historically the warmest day in June?
6/19/2022, 5:57 PM
Almost done – Germany will soon have its first hot weekend behind it. And, as expected, Sunday was a little warmer in many places than the day before. Weather stations in the east reported temperatures over 38 degrees in rows.
The first heat wave this year is slowly fading. The German Meteorological Service (DWD) registered 38 degrees Celsius on Sunday afternoon, according to preliminary measurements at several meteorological stations in the federal states of Thuringia, Saxony and Brandenburg. In many places, temperatures were only slightly lower. The cause of the heat wave is the influx of hot dry subtropical air from the Mediterranean and North Africa. Extreme temperatures are still prevailing there.
The preliminary maximum value was therefore reached at the meteorological station in the East Brandenburg city of Cottbus with 39.2 degrees. If confirmed, it would set a new German record for the so-called second decade of June. The previous maximum value for this period was measured in 2002 with 38.3 degrees in the Rhineland.
According to the meteorological service, it was registered in the afternoon between 35 and 37 degrees in a wide belt from the Upper Rhine in Baden-Württemberg through southern Hesse and Bavaria to the south of East Germany. During the rest of the day, heavy thunderstorms and in some places heavy rain threatened in many regions.
In contrast, the north and northwest of Germany were under the influence of the cold front over the weekend, in Lower Saxony and Schleswig-Holstein they reached values between twelve and 15 degrees on Sunday afternoon, especially by the sea. . It was also only around 20 degrees in North Rhine-Westphalia.
According to meteorologists, values of around 37 degrees were measured the day before. The daily peak of 37.1 degrees was reported simultaneously by two weather stations in Bad Kreuznach in Rhineland-Palatinate and in Waghäusel-Kirrlach in Baden-Württemberg. Even on Sunday night, temperatures in several places in southern Rhineland-Palatinate often dropped to only 23 to 24 degrees.
The bathing places were often very busy. There have also been fatal accidents. An 18-year-old boy sank in the water in Hürth, North Rhine-Westphalia, while swimming in front of the beach on Saturday. According to the authorities, firefighters found him an hour later and he died in the hospital. According to firefighters, a 17-year-old and a 59-year-old died on Saturday in Berlin’s bathing lakes.