Offenbach / Berlin (dpa / bb) – Berlin was the warmest region in Germany in autumn. The average temperature reached 11.5 degrees in the months of September, October and November, according to a preliminary assessment by the German Weather Service (DWD) on Monday. Nationwide, a temperature of 10.3 degrees was measured in the third season. Compared to the long-term Berlin average in the reference period from 1961 to 1990, temperatures in autumn were two degrees higher.
According to the DWD, the precipitation and the hours of sunshine in Berlin were also above the long-term averages: around 140 liters per square meter of rain fell (long-term average: 128 liters per square meter), the sun was almost 355 hours (long-term average: 315 hours).
According to the DWD, temperatures in Brandenburg reached an average of 11.1 degrees in autumn and were thus 1.9 degrees above the long-term average (9.2 degrees). Precipitation and hours of sunshine were also above average compared to previous years at around 135 liters per square meter (long-term average: 127 liters per square meter) and 360 hours (long-term average: 316 hours).
According to the DWD, autumn 2020 was the fourth warmest in Germany since weather records began in 1881. Only the years 2006 with an average of 12 degrees, 2012 with an average of 11.1 degrees and 1982 with 10.4 degrees recorded a warmer autumn. The late summer weather in the first half of September contributed to the values - in the middle of the month there were again highs of well over 30 degrees. The preliminary balance is an initial evaluation of the approximately 2000 DWD measuring stations.
German weather service with preliminary autumn balance