NewsMega sunshine at carnival? Forecasts paint a clear picture

Mega sunshine at carnival? Forecasts paint a clear picture

After the stormy weather in Germany, the desire for sun is great – especially with a view to carnival. Can the revelers look forward to pure sunshine?

Kassel – The foolish time begins. But because of Corona *, carnival, carnival or carnival will be different this year than usual. Countless carnival events and parades have already been canceled due to the pandemic. In other regions, there are still celebrations – albeit not as extravagantly and under certain Corona rules. But how is the weather in Germany at carnival? And above all: Can the revelers in the carnival strongholds of Cologne, Düsseldorf and Mainz look forward to pure sunshine?

Those who celebrate carnival in the open air hope for good weather with blue skies and sunshine. So far, however, February has not been convincing. Above all, it was gray and wet, and storm lows swept across Germany*. Will it continue like this?

Weather in Germany at Carnival 2022: Can the revelers look forward to the sun?

The weather forecast for the carnival days should please carnival fans. It’s supposed to be changeable again on Thursday (02/24/2022) and Friday (02/25/2022) – but then the sun will come through. We have to thank the beautiful weather in Germany Hoch Kai. According to forecasts, it will bring a lot of sun. Saturday, Sunday, Shrove Monday and Shrove Tuesday together there could be up to 40 hours of sunshine, according to

Day forecast
Wednesday, 02/23/2022 8 to 14 degrees, lots of sun and dry
Thursday, 02/24/2022 8 to 14 degrees, clouds and rain from the west
Friday, 02/25/2022 5 to 8 degrees, lots of clouds, showers, April weather, windy and short thunderstorms possible
Saturday, 02/26/2022 4 to 8 degrees, partly still showers in the south, otherwise friendlier and sun
Sunday, 02/27/2022 4 to 9 degrees, plenty of sun
Shrove Monday, February 28th, 2022 5 to 11 degrees, lots of sunshine, dry
Shrove Tuesday, 03/01/2022 7 to 13 degrees, lots of sunshine and dry
Ash Wednesday, March 2nd, 2022 7 to 13 degrees, sunny

“There is hardly any more sun until the end of the month. Everything that is still possible comes from the sky, especially for the last three to four days of the month, ”said qualified meteorologist Dominik Jung to the weather portal There is a catch, however.

Weather at carnival in Germany: Revelers can look forward to the sun

Because the nights in Germany are getting cold. According to Jung, even frost is to be expected. “Some of the nights will be clear and the air can cool down significantly,” explains the weather expert. But even if it will still be frosty in the morning on Shrove Monday, the sun will come out later. On the Rhine and Lower Rhine, temperatures could even climb to 13 degrees during the day, says Jung. And Shrove Tuesday will also be very friendly.

Jecken feiern den Auftakt der Karnevalssession auf dem Heumarkt.


Revelers celebrate the start of the carnival session on the Heumarkt.

Although the Shrove Monday parades are also canceled in the carnival strongholds of Mainz, Düsseldorf and Cologne, it is still possible to celebrate in Cologne. The city has declared the entire city area a “customs zone” for carnival, in which, however, stricter corona rules should apply. Will it be as nice there as in the rest of the country?

Fastnacht in Germany: weather at carnival in North Rhine-Westphalia – pure sunshine in Cologne too?

“It seems that NRW is also in the high pressure area at the beginning of the week,” says Christian Herold, meteorologist at the German Weather Service (DWD) to RP Online. According to him, it should remain largely dry and relatively mild on Monday. However, some rain could fall on Tuesday.

Weather forecast Cologne:

  • Saturday, 02/26/2022: Sunny and dry with a cloudless sky during the day. Maximum temperatures at 7 degrees.
  • Sunday, February 27th, 2022: Sunny and dry with temperatures from 0 to 9 degrees.
  • Shrove Monday, February 28th, 2022 : Cloudless, sunny and dry. The maximum temperature is 10 degrees.
  • Shrove Tuesday, March 1st, 2022 : Sunny, occasionally cloudy during the day, maximum temperatures up to 10 degrees
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The revelers can also look forward to sunshine in North Rhine-Westphalia. “This year we would have really great weather for moving. It’s a pity that nobody is taking place,” Jung told Tonight News. But even if carnival in Mainz and Düsseldorf is largely canceled and in Cologne the 2G-plus rule applies to revelers everywhere in public space: you can still be happy about the nice weather.

Will the good weather continue in March*? In any case, the weather forecasts for Germany remain exciting – also in March. Experts are concerned about the first trends. (svw) * is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA.

List of rubrics: © Rolf Vennenbernd/dpa

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