two German cities are among the top performers of the exception of summer 2018. In Frankfurt’s Westend district, an annual average temperature of 12.9 degrees Celsius. So it was since the beginning of weather records in the cut, in no other place as warm as in the Bank of metropolis, shows a balance sheet of the German weather service (DWD). The year-to-date Central record of Freiburg held with 12.8 degrees in the year 2000.

More weather records for 2018: In Berlin the sun shone the longest. 2308 hours of sunshine were registered at Station Dahlem. The evaluation considered data up to and including 26. December.

Seems to be in Berlin in the coming days, the sun could crack the capital, even the long-time sunshine record. The with 2329 hours in the year 1959, the measuring station Klippeneck in the Swabian Alb in Baden-Württemberg.

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The Mecklenburg-Vorpommern reported for 2018 with almost 2085 hours a new sunshine record. Hamburg was, however, in this year, with well-1895 hours of sunshine, the sun is the poorest state.

The driest place was so far Anhalt, Bad lauchstädt in hall County in Saxony-Anhalt. There is only 266,7 liters of precipitation fell per square meter. This can change according to DWD until the end of the year, because rain is predicted, so the speaker. In the anyway a rather dry state, the many years of the mean sun at 470 litres of precipitation per square meter.

The Saarland , with around 925 litres per square metre, the wettest state. Although Bavaria was the overall coolest state, with an average value of 9.9 degrees Celsius, a new temperature record.

The absolute heat record was measured in Bernburg (Saxony-Anhalt). In the city on the Saale, on 31. July 39,5 degrees Celsius is reached. The coldest night was registered in Reit im Winkl in Bavaria , where the temperature on the 28. February dropped to 22.1 degrees below Zero.

on the whole, from April to November, all months, without exception, to be warm, dry and sunshine-rich. In December of Anhalt came to an end drought with abundant precipitation to the end. With an average temperature of 10.4 degrees Celsius in 2018 was the warmest year since measurements began in 1881.


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