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DWD: Spring is as wet as it was ten years ago

DWD: Spring is as wet as it was ten years ago

Status: 05/30/2023 1:00 PM

The three spring months bring Germany a surprising amount of rain – according to the German Weather Service, it was more in March than it had been since 2001. In addition, the spring was a bit mild.

On average, spring in Germany was the wettest it has been in ten years. In March, as much precipitation was measured as 22 years ago, the German Weather Service (DWD) reported in its preliminary spring tally. April was the wettest in 15 years. In May, precipitation decreases. The month was distinctly dry, especially in the northeast.

On average, about 200 liters per square meter were accumulated in the three spring months. Compared to the years 1961 to 1990, this is an increase of about eight percent, compared to the years 1991 to 2020 up to 17 percent.

Spring is a bit too mild

According to the assessments, the average temperature was 8.7 degrees and thus one degree higher than the value for the internationally valid reference period from 1961 to 1990, according to the Department of Human Development after first assessments of about 2,000 measuring stations. “Overall, the spring has been somewhat too wet and too mild.”

It was also said that in the past three months the sun has shone for an average of 500 hours in all. “The Baltic Sea region recorded the most intense sunshine in 600 to 700 hours. The amounts were less than 400 hours, especially in the Alps.”