From the middle of the week it should go up again with the temperatures. See where it’s hottest on the live map. Also: Tips for what to do in the heat.

Currently there is not much to feel from the heat. But that should change next week. As reported by the German Weather Service, a high pressure area is expanding from the British Isles to Central Europe and is bringing us warm air. From Tuesday the thermometer will rise to 25 degrees and more. The only exceptions to the summer temperature are the extreme north, the coastal areas with onshore winds and the mountainous areas.

The preliminary peak of the summer heat is expected for Wednesday. Then the temperature in the middle and in the south of the country usually rises to over 30 degrees, in the southwest maximum values ​​of 34 degrees are possible. The temperature is more subdued towards the north, with only 19 to 23 degrees being reached on the coasts.

While it will remain midsummer in the south from Thursday, the north will cool down a bit. A few light showers are possible there. “At the weekend, the new high will move to Central Europe again and the air will warm up everywhere again,” said DWD meteorologist Jacqueline Kernn on Sunday. She also explained that forecasts until next weekend are still uncertain. One cannot yet speak of a “record heat” or “mega heat”. In view of the “very hot air from the southwest”, temperatures above 34 degrees are also possible.

Weather live: See them here, where the sun is burning right now

Would you like to know where in Germany the temperatures are currently the highest? The live map below shows it. In the menu at the top right of the map you can change the view, for example to “Thunderstorm”. For a forecast of the coming days, click on the “Play” button at the bottom left:

The service is provided by The makers use the model from the “European Center for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts” for their representations and forecasts.

Health Minister Karl Lauterbach wrote on Twitter at the weekend that older and sick people must be protected from the heat wave. “Storage fluids, fans, talk about the importance of hydration. Be available.” He also feared fatalities.

High temperatures can put a lot of strain on the cardiovascular system, among other things, and exacerbate existing symptoms such as respiratory diseases.

Tips: How to stay healthy during the heat wave

The following tips come from the brochure “Climate Change and Health” from the DWD and the Federal Environment Agency, which can be downloaded here:

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Sources: DWD, Twitter,, with material from DPA