Berlin (dpa / bb) – In no other federal state in Germany was it on average as warm in June as in Berlin. As the German Weather Service (DWD) announced on Tuesday after a preliminary evaluation, the average temperature was 21.2 degrees Celsius. That is well above the nationwide value of 19 degrees, which, according to DWD information, made the month the third warmest June in Germany since temperature records began in 1881.
The heat wave in the middle of the month hit Berlin in particular. On June 19, the DWD measured 36.6 degrees in Tempelhof – the nationwide highest monthly value that Berlin shares with Baruth (Teltow-Fläming district) in Brandenburg. According to the DWD, the weather stations also recorded a total of four so-called tropical nights in Marzahn and Tempelhof – this means that the temperature did not fall below 20 degrees during the night.
In a comparison of the federal states, the capital was also the second driest region after Brandenburg with a rainfall of only around 30 liters per square meter, as the DWD further announced. In some places barely 5 liters per square meter were measured. At the same time, the sun shone in Berlin for around 285 hours – also the second highest value in Germany, which was only exceeded by Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.
In terms of the whole of Germany, June was warm and sunny above average, but also rainy. Especially in the south, there were local thunderstorms, heavy rainfall, hail and heavy squalls at the beginning and end of the month.
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