Weather distribution for Christmas – Now meteorologists are warning of freezing rain

Only two days left until the festival. And the weather die seems to have been cast.

On Wednesday, Hoch Anni gives us a cold day. Showers only in the north of Schleswig-Holstein and on the Baltic Sea. Then it starts!

“In over 30 years of weather forecasts, I have never seen a forecast that is so tight. Currently the weather border is exactly over northern Germany. All of Lower Saxony, Schleswig-Holstein, Hamburg, Bremen, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Saxony-Anhalt and parts of Brandenburg to Berlin are cold and sometimes white. South of this line, so in Munich, Frankfurt, Cologne and Dresden, mild and green and rainy on Christmas Eve, ”says climatologist Dr. Karsten Brandt from to BILD.

Weather expert Brandt: “Snow and ice especially in Lower Saxony, Brandenburg and Saxony-Anhalt, here for example the west-east connection A2 could be slippery on Christmas Eve.”

On the 1st public holiday there are briefly white flakes as far as the Main, but also quickly softening in the west and south as far as western Lower Saxony. Cold, frosty and beautiful in the east and north of Germany. So it is a dichotomy on an ice air mass wall.

Weather map for December 25th: green is rain, blue is snow. And it is precisely at the transition that it becomes criticalPhoto:

“It now seems clear that it will be slippery! Through snow, freezing rain and freezing rain! The freezing rain falls exactly where cold and mild collide, ”says graduate meteorologist Dominik Jung from to BILD.


The highs on December 24thPhoto:


The highs on December 26thPhoto:

The holiday weather

Graduate meteorologist Jürgen Schmidt from WetterKontor:

On December 23rd: Already a dangerous situation in the north and east. There rain, partly with ice and further to the east and northeast snow with a blanket of snow: So Brandenburg, Berlin, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Schleswig-Holstein, also Altmark and Lüneburg Heath. In the west and southwest, the mild air is already noticeable with up to plus 7 degrees.

Christmas Eve: Further mitigation, on the Rhine and in the southwest 10 or 11 degrees. Also in the north and east milder, only in the extreme north-east, ie north-east Brandenburg and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, possibly also north and east Schleswig-Holstein could stay in the cold air and thus be white on Christmas Eve.

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1st Christmas Day: The cold air is moving a little to the southwest again, in the north and northeast a friendly and cold winter day with lots of sun, especially on the coast and in the northeast. With snow cover in the northeast. So in north-eastern Brandenburg and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, possibly also northern and eastern Schleswig-Holstein, it could also be on December 25th. stay white. In the southwest and south (Saarland, Rhineland-Palatinate, South Hesse, Baden-Württemberg and South Bavaria) mild, with lots of clouds and some rain and up to 10 degrees.

2nd Christmas Day: Cold in the north and east, mild in the south and west.

Weather expert Schmidt on BILD: “White Christmas most likely in the strip from eastern Schleswig-Holstein via Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania to northern Brandenburg. With a little luck Berlin too. “



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