Summer weather: too warm and too wet

August is the twelfth warm month in a row

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After the rather months of June and July, we had hoped for more from August weather. But even the official statistics of the German Weather Service (DWD) confirmed only our subjective impression: August was relatively mild, but he also gave us more clouds and rain than on average.

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Northeast warmer than south and west

After initial evaluations of the results from around 2, 200 measuring stations, the average temperature for Germany, at 16.7 degrees Celsius ( C), was only 0.3 C above the long-term average of 16, 4 ° C. However, the differences in individual regions were clear. So it was in the Saarland by 0.4 degrees too cold, in Schleswig-Holstein, however, 1.1 degrees warmer than normal. Most summer days occurred in the east. 17 local summer days were registered locally, while on Helgoland none could be counted.

Particularly interesting: The trend towards warm temperatures continues unabated this month: "August is now the twelfth too warm month in a row. We have never had in our records, "said DWD spokesman Gerhard Lux." We are curious how this goes on. "

Clearly too wet

At around 96 liters per square meter throughout Germany, 122 percent of the usual average of around 78 liters per square meter was reached. And the distribution of rainfall was spatially very different: While in some places in Saxony and Bavaria less than 50 percent of the amount came about, was achieved in the Sauerland locally almost three times the amount of the long-term means. In parts of North Rhine-Westphalia there were some new station records, so in Wuppertal, Bad Berleburg and Eslohe. The highest daily totals were measured on the 8th with 82.5 l / m² in Sigmarszell / Bavaria, on the 10th with 75.0 l / m² in Erfurt in Thuringia and on the 21st with 75.5 l / m² in Seesen / Lower Saxony. display

Balanced sunshine duration

The sunshine duration in Germany was relatively balanced with about 198 hours. This is almost equivalent to the long-term average of around 200 hours. The spatial differences were not so pronounced this time. Somewhat disadvantaged were the Saarland and the regions near the Alps.

(DWD, 31.08.2007 - NPO)