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Up to 40 degrees are expected in mid-July

People in Germany should prepare for the next heat wave – especially in North Rhine-Westphalia. In some places it can reach up to 40 degrees in mid-July.

In the period from July 16 to 20, temperatures up to 40 degrees are expected in Germany. © photo alliance / Patrick Seeger / dpa

It gets very hot in Germany in the middle of July. Meteorologist Brigitte Siebert-Sperl from “Wetterkontor” predicts a heat wave with temperatures up to 40 degrees according to the editorial network Germany (RND) for central and southern Germany. “The hot air is drawn to us from North Africa via Spain, Portugal and France”, explains the expert.

“In the period from Saturday (July 16) to Wednesday (July 20) it is expected to be increasingly hot. Temperatures in some places approach 40 degrees. There is a possibility that the 40 degree mark will crack”, explains the meteorologist.

July heat wave: Where it gets particularly hot

North Rhine-Westphalia, Saarland, Rhineland-Palatinate, Baden-Württemberg and western Bavaria are particularly affected. “It gets extremely hot in the Moselle, Rhine and Upper Rhine, Saar, Neckar and Lake Constance areas. The further east you go, the more pleasant the temperatures become. Up to 40 degrees is high stress for some,” says Siebert-Sperl.

Temperatures probably won’t rise as high on the coast either. “It might pull in some cooler air from Scandinavia. But this is still very difficult to predict”, emphasizes the meteorologist.

In order to make even more accurate forecasts for the period July 16 to July 20, meteorologists must now compare their weather maps every day. “The closer we get to the days, the more accurate information we can provide. We compare our cards every day to get a trend,” explains Siebert-Sperl.


The article “Heatwave rolling towards Germany: up to 40 degrees expected in mid-July” comes from our partner, RedaktionsNetzwerk Deutschland.

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