Offenbach/Hannover/Bremen (dpa) – With average temperatures of 9.1 degrees and comparatively little rain, the spring months were also too warm and too dry in the agricultural state of Lower Saxony. This emerges from the provisional balance sheet of the German Weather Service (DWD) for the months of March to May. According to the information, the temperatures were 1.2 degrees above the value of the internationally valid reference period from 1961 to 1990.
In addition, it rained too little: with almost 110 liters of precipitation per square meter, the average value remained well below the reference value from 1961 to 1990 of 168 liters per square meter. With around 650 hours (reference period: 455 hours), Lower Saxony – after Thuringia – was also the federal state where the sun shone the least. Lower Saxony set a record in the merry month of May with the lowest temperature in Germany: it was measured in Faßberg in the Lüneburg Heath on May 4th at minus 2.5 degrees.
For Bremen, which is completely surrounded by Lower Saxony, the meteorologists determined an average temperature of 9.4 degrees (8.0 degrees) in spring 2022, total precipitation of around 125 liters per square meter (159) and sunshine hours of around 685 hours (462).
For comparison: Germany-wide, the average temperature of nine degrees was 1.3 degrees above the value of the internationally valid reference period from 1961 to 1990. It was also the ninth spring in a row that was too dry. With around 125 liters of precipitation per square meter, it only reached 67 percent of its long-term average of 186 liters per square meter.
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