Great heat is spreading almost nationwide. In the afternoon, the meteorologists expect strong thunderstorms and heavy rain.

Large parts of the country are starting the last week of June very hot. Up to 36 degrees are expected for Monday in eastern Germany, as the German weather service (DWD) in Offenbach predicted in the morning.

In the afternoon and evening then “in the south and east, sometimes violent thunderstorms with large hail, gusts of wind to heavy gusts of wind and heavy rain of 20 to 40 liters per square meter in one hour”, as the DWD forecast says.

In the north and west as well as over the middle there will be a lot of clouds and at the beginning there will be some heavy showery, some thunderstorms. In the course of Monday, individual strong thunderstorms with heavy rain, hail and squalls are also possible in the north. The large temperature differences are striking: In western Germany, only just over 20 degrees are reached in places.

In the night of Tuesday there will be some strong thunderstorms from the Baltic Sea to the Alps at first, later there will be showery, sometimes thundery rain in some areas, heavy rain is also possible.

“Lots of clouds in the southern half on Tuesday and renewed showers and thunderstorms during the course of the day, there is a risk of severe weather in some areas. In the northern half partly sunny, partly cloudy and mostly dry.» The maximum temperatures are then still at 22 to 28 degrees.