By Faith Eherts, AccuWeather meteorologist
By Eric Leister, AccuWeather meteorologist
July 9,2017, 7:19:25PM,EDT
Following five days of stifling heat across southern Germany, a shift to seasonable temperatures and unsettled weather will be welcome.
Plenty of sunshine combined with light southwesterly winds and a dry weather pattern allowed temperatures to rise to 31 C (88 F) or higher from Wednesday to Sunday in Frankfurt.
A big change is coming as several waves of cooler air accompanied by showers and thunderstorms will sweep across the country through Wednesday.
“The big pattern change for Germany will arrive when upper-level high pressure is broken down by low pressure currently over the Iberian Peninsula,” said AccuWeather Meteorologist Evan Duffey.
This will cause temperatures to plummet between Monday and Tuesday, from near 30 to the low 20s C (mid-80s to mid-70s F).
A drop to average summertime temperatures won’t be the only noticeable change in the weather.
“This will bring cooler weather but also more unsettled weather with shower and thunderstorm activity becoming much more widespread early in the week,” said Duffey.
As the heat starts to drain out of the country on Monday, the heat and humidity in the east will fuel strong thunderstorms throughout the day from Berlin to Erfurt and Munich.
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While these storms could pose a flood threat through Monday evening, the following days will mainly bring only showery weather.
Clouds, wet weather and average temperatures are in the forecast for virtually the entire country through Wednesday.
For those who prefer dry, cooler weather, late next week will be the best days for that; however, there will still be at least the chance for a shower or thunderstorm, according to Duffey.