Reader Bernd Felsche has a public service message for those of us living in Germany:
Summer in Germany this year will be on August 2, 2011, from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm.
A whole 2 hours. Sorry, but that’s all that’s in store for summer in Germany this year.
Germany over the last weeks has been gripped by unusually cool and wet weather, and so many are wondering whatever happened to summer. The forecast for the days ahead according to the English-language The Local doesn’t look good either as rain and cool with temperatures stuck in the 60s remaining the rule.
Things are not expected to improve until Monday, with summer briefly returning on Tuesday. The Local writes:
Tuesday would be the pick of next week, with highs ranging from 24 to 29 degrees and plenty of sunshine right across the country.
Cold and wet for the next 4 weeks
Are the barbecue summer conditions going to persist? The Local writes:
And the good news? There isn’t any, said DWD [German Weather Service] meteorologist Andreas Friedrich.
‘A look at the meteorological crystal ball, meaning predictions for the next four weeks, offers nothing good for anyone who still hopes for steady and warm summer weather,’ he said. ‘For the period to the end of August, we can only infer trends but, well, this shows the arrow regarding temperatures pointing further downward’.
Long-term forecasts, Friedrich reminds us, are only 60% accurate, and so there is still some hope that we may end up getting some nice weather to salvage the summer before it ends.
Speaking of the DWD (German Weather Service) – which has become one of the key propaganda arms of the German global warming movement – it says here Germans will be able to enjoy nicer summers by the year 2100. The DWD writes in its July 26 press release:
Climate simulations show for Germany further warming of 2 to 4°C by the year 2100. Drier summers and wetter winters and more extreme weather events are anticipated.”
Here they are not talking about plain old longer-term weather forecasts over the next 4 weeks, but of “climate simulations” for the next 90 years. Their accuracy, scientists claim, with the DWD agreeing, are really worth taking to the bank!
Forget it folks. Nobody can make such predictions. That’s pure utter quackery.
Unfortunately, this year’s German summer is turning out to be just the opposite of heat and sunshine (once again!).