It can get turbulent over Pentecost, especially in southern Germany, where the risk of thunderstorms is high. How is the weather in the north?

According to forecasts by the German Weather Service (DWD), there will be something for every taste on the Pentecost weekend. “You just have to be in the right place at the right time,” said Magdalena Bertelmann from the DWD in Offenbach on Saturday.

The risk of severe weather is greatest on Pentecost Sunday. On Whit Monday it will be “a little less turbulent”.

According to the DWD, severe thunderstorms are possible on Sunday in southern Germany, from the Lake Constance area to the foothills of the Alps to the Bavarian Forest. In addition to heavy rain, they could also be accompanied by large hail and gusts up to the hurricane range. There is also a risk of thunderstorms in the west and center of Germany – but probably less violent there. Only the extreme north and east remain outside.

All in all, there is something for “every weather taste”, according to Bertelmann: for example, there is sunshine for hours on Sundays on the Baltic Sea islands. The air is muggy and warm in Lower Franconia, among other places. Temperatures in the single digits are to be expected northeast of the Elbe at night. Thunderstorm fans especially get their money’s worth in Bavaria.