The next heat wave rolls on Germany – temperatures up to 38 degrees

It will be hot again in Germany! Starting Monday, a new heat wave rolls toward us. The maximum values in the North and North-East are to Start in the week at 21 to 26 degrees, in the rest of the country already at 26 to 33 degrees, the hottest time of the year probably again at the upper and high Rhine.

Mid-week, the temperatures on pull even more than that: In the northeast half of between 26 to 31 degrees are expected in the direction of the southwest, the Thermometer climbs even in the dizzying heights of 36 degrees and sometimes more. Only in coastal areas and on Islands with sea wind, as well as in higher elevations, a little less warm, or hot.

Old, chronically ill people and small children must be particularly careful: The German weather service (DWD) predicts that, starting on Monday in several regions of Germany, the conditions for heat warnings are fulfilled. “In the following days, people in some Parts of Germany will have to live with the warning level 2,” said Andreas Matzarakis, Director of the center for medicine-Meteorological research of the DWD in Freiburg.

Expert advises: be sure to drink a lot!

The alert level 2 is issued when the daytime extreme heat load prevails. The so-called “feels like” temperature is about 38 degrees. This value is likely to be met from Wednesday in many country. Strong heat load and the requirement for the warning level 1 is when to 14 at the “feels like” temperature is 32 degrees, and more. The DWD used feels like temperature is not the same as the air temperature. For the heat load must be taken into account in addition to the air temperature, the water vapor content of the air, the Wind and the radiation.

In view of the expected heat loads, and may stop according to previous forecasts, at least until the following weekend, recommended Matzarakis, to avoid physical exertion Outdoors. Not only for the health of the weakened people, be it on hot days is important to drink a lot. “Keep your apartment cool, for a restful sleep helps to cope with the heat of the day better”, as a recommendation of the DWD.

A striking number of heat waves in Germany

However, it is likely to come in the coming week, especially in the urban centres of the Rhine-Main Region, on the upper Rhine and in the Rhine-Neckar area to the so-called tropical nights. Then, the temperatures don’t drop below 20 degrees – which makes it difficult to cool the apartment. “The building is lagging behind, even after the end of a heat period,” said Matzarakis. “Until they are again cooled, it will take even when the outdoor temperatures are already fallen.”

This summer, there was, according to DWD data, so far, three heat waves that were unusually many and sometimes long-lasting. In June were exceeded at several places in the regional record temperatures. Overall, it was the warmest and sunniest June since the beginning of area-wide measurements.

Elsewhere, records were

Not only in the summer, yet record-breaking: In the past few weeks, especially our European neighbours in France moaned about the part extreme temperatures. Incredible 46 degrees were measured three weeks ago, in the South of France, place of Vérargues in the Département of Hérault, shared with Météo-France on Friday. Previously, Gallargues-le-Montueux has held the heat record.

Stifling heat, there was also in Israel: On Wednesday, the country experienced the hottest day in its history, in Sodom at the dead sea, almost 50 degrees had been measured, confirmed to the Israeli weather service on Thursday. These were the highest temperatures in June 1942, six years before the Foundation of the state. Hot it was, according to the weather service, for the last Time in June 1942. At that time Zvi had been measured in Tirat, in the North-East of present-day Israel, 54 degrees.

A temperature record has also experienced the most Northern permanently inhabited settlement in the earth. In the North canadian Alert located less than 900 kilometres from the North pole, measured on the last Sunday of 21 degrees Celsius, such as the canadian weather service announced on Tuesday. The chief meteorologist at environment Canada, David Phillips, spoke of a true “Arctic heat wave”. In Alert, the average temperature is in July, usually at 3.4 degrees. The now measured 21 “Grad” were an “absolute record,” said meteorologist Armel Castellan. The previous record of 20 degrees in the Alert was at 8. July 1956 measured. Since the year 2012 were achieved on several days at temperatures between 19 and 20 degrees. Alert is located at 82. Latitude on the shores of the Arctic ocean. The military base was set up to Russian communication intercept. Since 1950, there is a weather station.

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