Frosty temperatures, glittering flakes falling from the sky and smooth roads: in the next few days not only will snow fall, but freezing rain will also pose a threat. The news ticker.
- Germany is facing the first major snowfall (see first report).
- The chances of a white Advent season are also good.
- But even before the snow, freezing rain threatens a great danger (see update from November 23, 9:57 p.m.).
Update from November 23, 9.49 p.m.: As early as the end of the week there may be snowfall in some regions of Germany (see first report). The basic requirement for this is that the temperatures go into the basement. And this process has already started. Especially in the south, temperatures will drop to minus six degrees in the coming nights. In the north it stays a little warmer. This is also due to the fact that clouds are gathering here, which more or less cushion the temperatures.
But that also harbors great dangers: Even small amounts of rain can mutate into freezing rain or freezing drizzle, especially in the low mountain ranges, and ensure smooth roads, as meteorologist Jan Schenk von The Weather Channel forecast. That already applies from Wednesday morning.
First report from November 23rd: Munich – Just in time for the early start of the pre-Christmas period, a meteorologist announced wetter.com Cold and snow. The chances of white-covered treetops are comparatively high in some regions of Germany. In parts of Bavaria, ice and frost already caused slippery roads in the Free State on Tuesday night (23.11.2021).
Weather conditions in Germany indicate a high probability of flakes
The weather situation is similar in other federal states. According to the meteorologist, the first snow will soon be arriving in many regions in Germany. From the 1st of Advent on November 28th, a “strong low pressure area” in the northwest is likely to tap into polar and humid air masses. In the mountains it will be wintry. In Frankfurt am Main, temperatures at an altitude of 1500 meters fell to below zero at the beginning of the week. However, no snow is expected there until the 1st of Advent.
Snow in Germany: So are the chances of a white Advent season
However, if the thermometer readings drop below minus five degrees in the coming days, it could soon snow properly in the mountains. In the lowlands, on the other hand, it would take around minus seven degrees for the white flakes to trickle into the northern German lowlands. That could also happen around the 1st of Advent. There are chances of a white Advent season in the various regions of Germany wetter.com in his “Snowflakes 16-Day Trend” (as of November 19) as follows:
- Hamburg: 20 percent
- Berlin: 50 percent
- Chunks (Berg in Saxony-Anhalt): 100 percent
- Ore Mountains: 100 percent
- Cologne: 25 percent
- Stuttgart: 45 percent
- Munich: 75 percent
- Zugspitze: 100 percent
Weather in Germany: Meteorologist predicts a lot of snow in December
At the beginning of December, the cold air will slide back to the Mediterranean and create a low pressure area there. According to the meteorologists, it is precisely this that could then become the snow depth. Which could lead to a blanket of snow several centimeters high in the south and east. In the higher mountains, the snow could then pile up to half a meter.
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