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Weather in Germany: The consequences of the Sahara winter


February 21, 2021 – 9:38 am Clock

Exceptionally impressive sunrises and sunsets

February 2021 is already a month of absolute weather extremes. Last one shiver like in Lapland, already sitting in the sun like in the Mediterranean. And indeed: After the ice winter, the Sahara winter is really getting going and also brings us brilliant sunrises and sunsets.

Duisburg and Wanne-Eickel as warm as Alicante and Mallorca

Early spring in Siegerland, the next few days it should continue to be spring-like with pleasant temperatures

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 The  temperatures are currently at full spring level. Even if the right spring is still a long way off, of course. In addition, the following applies: Much more than now is not possible and we are at a record level for that with the values last third of February. And we see that when looking at the daily highs: With values ​​around 20 degrees, Duisburg or Wanne-Eickel are as warm as Alicante or Mallorca today.

More European temperatures You will find here

A souvenir from North Africa

Since the air blows to us directly from the north of Africa, there is plenty of it Sahara dust loaded and we see and feel that. On the one hand, the Sahara dust creates a milky cloudiness in the sky. On the other hand, this cloudiness prevents records from falling in rows, but rather sporadically. You can see the visually exciting side of the dust in the atmosphere during the sunrise and sunset.

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 The  sun on the horizon: fantastic play of colors

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 The  longer the sunlight has to pass through the earth’s atmosphere, the more blatant the play of colors becomes. This is where the light is most intensely refracted and scattered by the Sahara dust.
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 The  sunrises and sunsets now have a particularly intense color with strong reddish and yellowish colors.

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 The  Sahara weather situation at a glance

  • Air from northern Africa ensures temperatures at record levels
  • Also in the luggage: Saharan dust, which provides for colorful sunrises and sunsets
  • Sunrise varies between just after 7 a.m. in the east and 7:40 a.m. in the west
  • Sunset occurs between 5:20 p.m. in the east and 6:10 p.m. in the west

Our weather trends and long-term forecasts

If you are interested in other weather topics, we can send you the 7 day weather trend with the weather forecast for the coming week. This is updated daily. In case you want to look further into the future, this is 42 day weather trend an option. © www.de24.news

 The re we will take a look at what to expect in the coming weeks. Or maybe you need ours Long-term forecast from ECMWF and NOAA.

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Mega heat and great drought – and many are wondering: Will Germany soon become a desert state? How many drought summers can we actually cope with in a row? Here it goes to DOKU – Desert State Germany?

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