The trend is clear: Spring 2022 was too warm again. Drought is also an ongoing problem.

Spring 2022 was once again too warm and too dry in Germany. This emerges from the provisional balance sheet of the German Weather Service (DWD) for the months of March to May.

At nine degrees, the average temperature was 1.3 degrees above the value of the internationally valid reference period from 1961 to 1990. Compared to the current and warmer comparison period from 1991 to 2020, the deviation was 0.1 degrees, according to the evaluation of around 2000 DWD measuring stations .

It was also the ninth consecutive spring that was too dry. With around 125 liters of precipitation per square meter, it only reached 67 percent of its long-term average of 186 liters per square meter. Compared to the period from 1991 to 2020, spring only achieved 73 percent of the precipitation target. With almost 675 hours of sunshine, spring 2022 was also the third sunniest since measurements began in 1951.