A heat wave is imminent in Berlin and Brandenburg in the coming days. The week starts on Monday with a mix of sun and clouds, but the temperatures should already rise to between 26 and 30 degrees, as the German Weather Service (DWD) announced on Monday morning. According to the forecast, it will cool down again at night with lows of between 17 and 10 degrees.

According to the DWD, it will be significantly hotter on Tuesday. With maximum values ​​between 32 and 37 degrees and lots of sunshine, a dip in the cool water in the outdoor pool or in the bathing lake is tempting. It can therefore stay warm locally at night, with temperatures between 20 and 13 degrees.

According to the forecast, the preliminary peak of the heat wave will be reached in the middle of the week. With values ​​between 34 and 39 degrees and lots of sunshine, bathing water should again be a popular destination in Berlin and Brandenburg.

In view of the expected temperatures, Brandenburg’s Health Minister Ursula Nonnemacher (Greens) called for the protection of people who are particularly at risk. “Especially older, chronically ill people or people in need of care, small children and pregnant women are at risk from heat stress,” warned the minister on Sunday. “I ask all Brandenburgers: Take care of yourself and your fellow human beings.”

The ministry warned that the long periods of heat caused by climate change have also had serious consequences in Brandenburg in recent years. The State Office for Statistics registered 111 heat deaths last year, more than twice the average number since 1985 (54). In 2020 there were 145 heat deaths and in 2019 there were 126. A sad record was reported in 2018 with 362 heat deaths.

Sufficient drinking of at least three liters of non-alcoholic liquids a day is the most important means of self-help, said the minister. “If you experience symptoms such as nausea, dizziness or even vomiting and impaired consciousness, you must take action because these are the first signs of impending heat stroke.”