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Offenbach (dpa / lrs) – After June that was much too warm, July in Saarland was also much too hot, too dry and also very sunny. According to an initial evaluation by the German Weather Service (DWD) on Friday, it rained less in Germany’s smallest area in the second summer month than in any other federal state. On average, just seven liters fell per square meter – the internationally valid comparative value for Saarland is more than ten times as high (72 liters).
At the same time, Saarland was the warmest state in Germany at 20.9 degrees. The sun shone for almost 325 hours, 99 hours longer than in the reference period from 1961 to 1990. “Apart from a few refreshing days, the weather was more Mediterranean than typically Central European,” said the DWD in Offenbach. Not all measurements from its stations are included in the first evaluation by the weather service. In addition, the data for the last three days of the month was based on forecasts.
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