NewsFrost hammer from mid-November? Expert fears "snow clap"

Frost hammer from mid-November? Expert fears "snow clap"

According to experts, snow and frost could determine the weather in Germany from mid-November. The first forecasts are promising.

Snow and frost in large parts of Germany? What sounds like a joke due to the mild and poor snowfall in recent years could become a reality from mid-November. Meteorologist Paul Heger even speaks in a video on of a “snow and cold swat” that Germany could soon have a firm grip on. The reason for Heger’s bold forecast are weather models, which the editorial team * reports on below.

Heger explains in the video that from November 20 the high pressure area over Germany, which is partly responsible for the mild and snow-poor weather situation, could withdraw to the west. “That means that low pressure areas could prevail from Scandinavia,” says Heger. And further: “The mass of air that would come down here would be really very cold.” And snowfall cannot be ruled out if this scenario actually occurs in Germany from mid-November and with it a clear onset of winter.

Onset of winter: expert fears “snow clap” in the near future

Incidentally, the right snow hammer would not only affect the higher altitudes. According to Paul Heger, it could also turn white in the lower elevations from mid-November if the low pressure areas over Scandinavia play along. But it gets even better: Should it actually snow, there is a good chance that people could have friends on the snowpack for a few days. Using a diagram for you city of Berlin, Heger explains how low the temperatures fall in November.

High and low pressure areas

High pressure areas: In high pressure areas the air masses sink and warm up. As a result, clouds dissolve, the sky turns blue and the chances of sunshine are great. The high pressure areas usually ensure nice weather.

Low pressure area: In low pressure areas, warm, humid air rises and cools down in the sky. As a result, clouds form, which release the moisture again in the form of rain. The low pressure areas usually cause bad weather.

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Although the average temperature is around zero degrees Celsius, the diagram for Berlin on repeatedly shows smaller offshoots into the minus sector. According to Heger, temperatures down to minus ten degrees are possible in Berlin, especially towards the end of the month. Applied to other cities at lower altitudes in Germany, this means that there is a chance for snow and a snow cover lasting several days in November. But: Such weather models should also be used with caution.

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Basically, weather forecasts become more accurate over time. That means: The weather situation for the coming days can usually be forecast fairly precisely. The weather forecasts for the coming weeks or months are also accurate, but not as reliable as the weekly forecasts. Nevertheless, the chances of frost and snow in Germany * are not bad. In addition to the low pressure areas just mentioned, there are other factors that could influence the weather in Germany *.

Just a few weeks ago, reported on the effects of the “polar vortex split”, which could lead to frosty and snowy days, especially in December and January. And the weather event “La Niña” * could soon bring frost and snow to Germany and make people in the higher altitudes tremble in particular. At the end of the video on , Heger also reveals another piece of good news that is aimed primarily at snow fans.

Winter weather Germany: Temperatures favor snowfall in these regions

The diagram for the upcoming weather situation in Berlin shows that meteorologists are expecting more precipitation, especially towards the end of November. That means: If the low pressure areas over Scandinavia and thus the temperatures play along, these are ideal conditions for snowfall. And that would not only affect Berlin. The reason: The weather map from shows that more and more precipitation is expected in large parts of Germany. So winter can come. * is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA.

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